Samsung 840 Series SSD: Cost-Efficient Performance

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PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, more so than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage

The PCMark 7 scores are for the most part completely uninteresting, which speaks well of all of the drives we’ve tested. The scores are clustered very tightly across the board, although it’s worth mentioning that the Samsung 840 is often at or near the top score in most of these tests.

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