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 very little difference in tangible performance between
these SSDs. However, the Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD loaded this large application
in 3.24 seconds, and finished the test in joint third place.
Corel PaintShop Pro 12
Again, I doubt anyone could tell difference from the fastest
to the slowest 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
It’s a dead heat in this test, with all the SSDs recording
the same loading time.
By now it’s is becoming very clear that the Samsung 960 EVO
M.2 NVMe SSD delivers excellent performance, with its powerful SSD controller,
and low latency NVMe interface, ensuring it performs extremely well in the real
Now let’s head to the next page where we will see how the
Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD performs in PC Mark 8…..