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Half a Terabyte On Your Notebook

Application Performance: PCMark05 Windows XP Startup And Write Performance

XP Startup

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Although the Samsung drive provides excellent transfer rates, the long access times have an impact on the application benchmark that simulates launching Windows XP. The drive is almost last here, although other models deliver 25% better performance in this benchmark.

File Write Performance

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The file writing benchmark is not affected by access time; it relies on throughput. For this reason, Samsung’s HM500LI does very well here.