These are the workloads you're going to run into on a day-to-day basis. Right off the bat, we see it really doesn't matter if you're using 3 or 6 Gb/s transfers when it comes to Windows 8's boot time. The difference is only half of a second. Much more noticeable is the speed-up compared to a hard drive.
The clock tells us that Windows 8 shuts down 0.6 seconds faster when we hook our 840 Pro up to the 6 Gb/s port. In the real world, you're not going to notice that. Even the hard drive doesn't fare too poorly compared to Samsung's SSD.
- Are SSDs Still The Most Noticeable PC Upgrade?
- Hardware And Test Setup
- Real-World Benchmark System And Software
- Results: Sequential Read And Write Performance
- Results: Access Time
- Results: 4 KB Random Read And Write Performance
- Results: 512 KB Random Read And Write Performance
- Results: I/O Benchmark Profiles
- Results: PCMark 7 And Trace
- Results: PCMark Vantage
- Results: AS-SSD Copy Benchmark
- Results: Overall Performance
- Real-World Benchmarks: Booting Up And Shutting Down Windows 8
- Real-World Benchmarks: Booting Up Windows 8 And Adobe Photoshop
- Real-World Benchmarks: Five Applications
- Even With SATA 3Gb/s, An SSD Makes Sense