Fusion-io ioXtreme PCI Express SSD Review
PCMark Vantage HDD Test Module
We like PCMark Vantage's HDD Performance for its real-world application measurement approach to testing. From simple Windows Vista start-up performance to data streaming from a disk drive in a game engine and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel that these tests illustrate more of a real-world performance profile of an SSDs in an end user/consumer PC or Workstation usage model.
Once again the ioXtreme single card setup shows its prowess and even excels past the likes of a 4-drive Intel SSD RAID array, save for the Photo Gallery test. Interestingly, our ioXtreme/ioXtreme Pro Windows software RAID 0 setup offered less performance versus a single ioXtreme drive in these tests. As you'll note in our upcoming Iometer tests, the ioXtreme drives due consume a fair bit of CPU resources, so perhaps this is why we're seeing lower scores here. We've reached out to Fusion-io with respect to this anomaly and will offer an update with insight here, should more details become available.