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.
Samsung ended our round of benchmarking with one final show of dominance. It's worth reminding that these are not crappy USB flash drives that we picked up from Walmart's bargain bin, but high performance storage devices that cost a premium.
Nevertheless, the T1 is just a stronger performing storage device across the board.