Testing – Sandra, PCMark Vantage & BootRacer
Sandra Physical Disks benchmark is built into SiSoftware’s Sandra software suite. It tests drive performance and gives you a drive score and random access time. This is a test where you will see a performance increase as the first time you run it the data is not cached. Our first run we only scored 138.92MB/s, but on our third we were up to 937.13MB/s. Now that is a performance increase!
PCMark Vantage has a great hard drive test suite built into it. This test was a great way to see the performance increase when the caching kicks in.
One thing that I really wanted to test with this hybrid solution was Windows boot time. I found cool app called BootRacer that made it very easy to track boot up times.
Going from 50 seconds all the way down to 22 seconds is very impressive!