These tests are very simple tests, but very important to some users of SSD drives.
We simply started an application or game, and measured the time taken for the application or game to fully load and start.
Application loading times
Adobe Fireworks CS3
These types of tests are becoming pretty pointless, as there is so little difference in tangible performance between the modern SSDs.
Corel PaintShop Pro 12
Again, I doubt anyone could tell difference from the fastest to the slowest modern SATA 6Gbps SSD, as they are all very close, but for posterity the OCZ Agility 4 is once again in the middle of the pack.
Games loading times
FAR CRY 2
The OCZ Vertex 4 is the fastest, with the Agility 4 finishing in seventh place in this test.
Once again the results are so very close, and once again the OCZ Agility 4 is showing a very good turn of speed.
From what we have already seen in this article, the OCZ Agility 4 doesn't have the strongest reading performance at low queue depths, and this is reflected in the application and game loading results. It's no slouch by any means, but just no match for the faster synchronous NAND based SSDs in some cases.
Now let’s round off this article with the MyCE Reality Suite tests on the next page.....