Without PerfectCache:OCZ Vertex 3, 120GB, 6Gbps
With PerfectCache: OCZ Vertex 3, 120GB, 6Gbps
What about real world results? We’re presenting organic test results for both physical and virtual environments at FOSE. For those that aren’t attending, to give you an idea of the power of PerfectCache, the following results from what we feel are the two leading professional benchmarking utilities should be of interest. These tests were performed by our senior product manager Erwin Solis.
First up, Erwin’s personal favorite: PassMark® Performance Test 7.0
Next up, PCMARK 7® Professional, from Futuremark®.
PCMARK7 — without PerfectCache
PCMARK7 — with PerfectCache
I’m sure some will doubt the above results. That’s OK. We invite you to take PerfectCache for a test drive yourself.
One last thing — an SSD is not required to obtain the results shown. However, performance characteristics do differ a bit between SSDs and HDDs. In the above tests, an SSD was used for the CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 results. But for both the PassMark® Performance Test 7.0 and PCMARK® 7 Professional benchmarks, a single, non-RAID HDD was used. The specific model was a recertified Seagate® 500GB ST3500320AS. To get the best results from an HDD, the drive should be defragmented with plenty of consolidated free space using a utility such as PerfectDisk 12.
For those interested, the results with the Seagate® 500GB ST3500320AS after defragmentation with PerfectDisk 12 are below. In both instances, OptiWrite was enabled. Clearly, an SSD will return higher results on most metrics, but at theses speeds, the differences are negligible.
We expect that many users will be interested in using PerfectCache™ in combination with PerfectDisk™ 12 in place of an expensive SSD upgrade. When used with a standard HDD, PerfectCache will provide better than SSD performance without any of the drawbacks. No need to worry about SSD life cycles, wear leveling or write amplification because PerfectCache uses your system RAM. There is also no need to make compromises on the size of your storage. If you already own an SSD, PerfectCache can be used to either accelerate it, or to accelerate any secondary HDD storage.
Without PerfectCache: Seagate® 500GB ST3500320AS
With PerfectCache: Seagate® 500GB ST3500320AS
Automatic caching to improve PC and server performance is here.