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.
However, the Samsung 840 loads this large application in 3.74 seconds, and
finishes the test in seventh place.
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.
Games loading times
FAR CRY 2
The Samsung 840 posts the second fastest time, although I
would doubt anyone could really notice the difference when compared to any of
This time the Samsung 840 finishes in third place just
behind the Samsung 840 Pro and the Corsair Neutron GTX.
By now it’s is becoming very clear that the Samsung 840 SSD delivers
excellent performance, and its excellent reading performance has ensured that it’s
very close to being the fastest SSD in these tests.
Now let’s head to the next page where we will see how the
Samsung 840 performs in PC Mark Vantage…..