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.
The Samsung SM843 put up the best score we have seen to-date in the PCMark 7 secondary storage benchmark. Across the board, the SM843 offered the highest transfer rates in the individual tests, which resulted in the highest overall score of the bunch. The SM843 bested the second place finisher by about 3.7% here.