Intel SSD 730 Series: Enthusiast Class Storage

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PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage

The Intel SSD 730 finished right in the middle of the pack in the PCMark 7 storage benchmark, but you can consider this one a tie for all intents and purposed. The deltas separating the drives fall well within the margin of error for this test.

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