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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Review

Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. You do not need to have these applications installed on your system to run the Storage benchmark. The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark test contains the following workload traces:

  • Adobe Photoshop light
  • Adobe Photoshop heavy
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe After Effect
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • World of Warcraft
  • Battlefield 3
DescriptionStorage Score
Crucial M4 1284879
Adata S511 1204851
OCZ Vector 2564965
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128
Samsung 840 Pro 256
Plextor M5 Pro 256
Samsung EVO 2504973
Crucial MX100 2564971
Crucial MX200 5004981
DescriptionStorage Bandwidth
Crucial M4 128190.17
Adata S511 120169.84
OCZ Vector 256250.18
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128
Samsung 840 Pro 256
Plextor M5 Pro 256
Samsung EVO 250261.56
Crucial MX100 256263.28
Crucial MX200 500274.52
DescriptionWorld of WarcraftBattlefield 3
Samsung EVO 25058.10133.40
DescriptionAdobe Photoshop lightAdobe Photoshop HeavyAdobe InDesignAfter EffectsAdobe Illustrator
Samsung EVO 250113.90360.4057.5071.0071.90
DescriptionMicrosoft WordMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerPoint
Samsung EVO 25028.209.209.20

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About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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