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Benchmarks: Real-World Applications

Despite the amazing file transfer performance seen before, the Windows 7 boot time of the Samsung 830 Series 512GB was average. At 11.2 seconds the 830 Series 512GB took longer than the 470 Series 256GB. When compared to the OCZ Vertex 3, it was 27% slower and 8% slower than the Crucial m4 256GB.

The Samsung 830 Series 512GB delivered average performance taking 5.3 seconds to complete the multi-tasking test. It matched the performance of the Crucial m4 256GB.

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 load time performance was on par with other great SSDs.

Our game load level test had the Samsung 830 Series 512GB falling slightly behind the older 470 Series drive, certainly an undesirable result. With a load time of 17.4 seconds the 830 Series 512GB was 39% slower than the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240GB.