OCZ Vector Barefoot 3 Solid State Drive Review

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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

Slightly lower scores than the other drives in the majority of PCMark 7's individual secondary storage benchmark tests dragged the OCZ Vector down here. The Vector did manage the best score in the application loaded test, but overall it was separated from the fastest drives by a couple of percentage points.

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