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
There is so little difference in tangible performance between
the modern SSDs. However, the Samsung 850 EVO mSATA and M.2. SSDs load this large
application in 3.38 seconds, and finish the test in joint fifth 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
Once again the results are all very close, and I highly
doubt anyone could tell the difference between the fastest and slowest SSD in
With only 20ms between the fastest and slowest SSDs in this
test, I would highly doubt anyone could tell the difference in performance.
By now it’s is becoming very clear that the Samsung 850 EVO mSATA
and M.2. SSDs deliver excellent performance, and their excellent reading capabilities
have ensured that they are among the fastest SSDs in these tests.
Now let’s head to the next page where we will see how the
Samsung 850 EVO SSD performs in PC Mark 8…..