Again, we're looking at a near-draw as Windows 8 boots up, Adobe Photoshop CS6 starts, loads a picture, and then closes. Samsung's 840 Pro takes about a second longer to complete this sequence when we hook it up to a 3 Gb/s port, compared to its 6 Gb/s performance. That's not going to affect your productivity.
What might, however, is the extra 23 seconds you spend waiting on the same powerful machine hamstrung with a mechanical hard drive (even one as fast as the VelociRaptor).
- 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