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Microsoft Windows 10 vs. Windows 8.1 SSD Storage Performance Analysis (Page 6)

Jon Coulter | Aug 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm CDT - 1 min, 0 secs time to read this page

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There is very little difference between the two drivers; a slight edge goes to RST 13.6. The performance of Windows 10 is looking really good in this test.

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Anvil's shows a little more separation between the two drivers with RST 13.6 delivering superior performance.

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Here we see identical performance with this test.

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RST 13.6 again delivers superior performance to that of 14.5.

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With our final test, 13.6 edges out 14.5 again, mostly due to superior 4K QD1 write performance.

VERDICT: Okay, that's a wrap for our examination of Windows 10 SATA performance. We feel comfortable in concluding that Windows 10 will deliver SATA performance that is equivalent to Windows 8.1. We also feel that overall RST 13.6 outperforms RST 14.5 when running on Windows 10. We saw a significant dip in overall SATA performance coming from Windows 7 to Windows 8, 8.1 and we are happy that trend did not continue with Windows 10.

SATA is quickly becoming obsolete in the enthusiast sector, with PCIe NVMe SSD's becoming more prevalent, so let's quickly compare Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with a PCIe NVMe SSD on the next page.

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Jon Coulter

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Jon Coulter

Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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