In this test we have created three file folder copy scenarios and we are copying them between two folders within the drive, recording the time taken for the file transfer to be completed. Our first folder is filled with 870 picture files totaling 1GB, the second folder is filled with 550 MP3 files totaling 2GB and the third folder is home to a single 4.5GB ISO file.
The Corsair Force GT easily outperforms all of our mechanical drives and even their RAID 0 setup in this test. Compared to the Sandforce SF-1200 based drive, it displays a performance increase of about 25 to 30%.
In our second real world test we are recording the time taken for our OS to fully boot from when we pressed the power on button and the start up times of two very popular and heavy professional applications, the Autodesk AutoCAD 2012 and the Mathworks Matlab. These tests are excellent examples of how an actual system would start and work under real-life circumstances.
During this test our SSD drives once again dominate the mechanical drives, with the Corsair Force GT displaying a notable performance advantage over the previous generation drive.