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Samsung 840 EVO 128GB mSATA SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

Samsung 840 EVO 128GB mSATA SSD Review
Following up the review of the impressive 1TB model, today Chris looks at the Samsung 840 EVO 128GB, the smallest EVO mSATA drive on the market. (KRX:005930)
| mSATA in Storage | Posted: Jan 8, 2014 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Samsung

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmarkvantage

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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32, and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC, from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops, to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist, or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars, or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use, yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users, these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.

 

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HDD1 - Windows Defender

HDD2 - Gaming

HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery

HDD4 - Vista Startup

HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker

HDD6 - Windows Media Center

HDD7 - Windows Media Player

HDD8 - Application Loading

 

Just how much faster are SSDs? In many real-world application tests, eight to twelve times faster is a fair value compared to HDDs. The value changes depending on the application, but the increase in performance is significant. In many cases, SSDs are limited by the SATA III bus, while HDDs still perform within SATA II specifications. The SATA III limitations are why so many SSDs perform very close to each other at this time.

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