The 840 Pro’s performance is a bit higher attached to the 6 Gb/s port compared to the 3 Gb/s connection under PCMark 7, though the difference is small.
The overview shows that loading applications and importing pictures in Windows Photo Gallery happens faster over a SATA 6Gb/s port than a 3 Gb/s connection. Of course, even then, the throughput-constrained SSD is still way faster than a hard drive.
Our gaming trade only favors the 6 Gb/s port by a bit.
- 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