Total Access Time
The access time test measures the total latency across all 18 tests. This is one of, if not the most important test we run at this time for consumer SSDs. When your latency is low your computer feels fast, it's just that simple.
The Optima's latency is fairly steady throughout the tests and drops to very good levels when after the drive has cleaned the flash through garbage collection.
Disk Busy Time
In the final test, we measure the amount of time the drive worked to read and write the data to complete the test. When a drive is active, it uses more power so the faster it can complete the tasks the faster it can fall into a low power state.
Again in this very powerful and revealing test, the PNY Optima isn't the best, but it's better than good enough. What really gets us excited is the drives on the market the Optima is better than at all of these tasks. There are some big names on the chart, most costing two and nearly three times more than the PNY Optima 240GB.
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