By Mike Clements posted May 26th 2011
We recently posted some amazing benchmarks put up by our newest SSDs, the Force Series™ 3 120GB and 240GB solid-state drives. Here’s the original blog post for Corsair Force Series 3 SSDs are Now with Us.
Further testing has yielded more awesome benchmark results. One frequently used test by enthusiasts is PCMark® Vantage from Futuremark®. According to Futuremark, “A PCMark score is a measure of your computer’s performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.“
Many consider this benchmark to be a great representation of “real world” usage. And, real world usage is very important, right? The Hard Drive Suite score, or HDD Suite score circled in red below in each benchmark picture, that shows the SSD specific performance is absolutely off the charts for a single drive. Rest assured that in your daily usage, you will have no drive bottlenecks using these SSDs!
Force Series 3 120GB PCMark Vantage HD Suite Score
Force Series 3 240GB PCMark Vantage HD Suite Score
Again, as with other benchmarks using older generation SSDs, you’d need two or more SSDs in RAID-0 to even come close to these scores where we used a single Force Series 3 SSD. So mate your new motherboard using the current Intel® P67, H67, or Z68 chipset based (For P67 and H67 rev.B3) to a Corsair Force Series 3 SSD, and get blistering drive performance!