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.

Samsung’s new MDX controller appears quite capable of competing at the top-end segment of the market. The performance of the 840 Pro is on par with the fastest drives we have tested to this date and Samsung’s main competition, the OCZ Vector and the Corsair Neutron GTX, while handling any kind of files.


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.

Once again, the performance of the Samsung 840 Pro is similar to that of its currently major competition. The Vector and Neutron GTX outperform the Samsung 840 Pro by just a fraction of a second while starting applications, while the Samsung 840 Pro lands in between the Neutron GTX and the Vector when it comes to OS startup. 

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