PCMark Vantage (cont.)
Our next series of Vantage tests will stress the write performance. Applications like video editing, streaming and recording are not what we would call a strong suit for the average SSD, due to their high mix of random write transactions. We should also note that it's not so much a weakness of the memory itself, but rather the interface and control algorithms that deal with inherent erase block latency of MLC NAND flash. SSD manufacturers are getting better at this, as is evidenced by our results below...
The remaining PCMark Vantage tests once again had the OCZ Vertex and WD SiliconEdge Blue performing at very similar levels. And in a couple of tests, WD's new drive pulled ahead of the Intel X25-M. Nothing could though the C300 though.