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A Closer Look on Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

By Katrina Canlas & Kenny Yeo - 3 Mar 2014

Results - Futuremark PCMark 7 (Secondary Storage Suite)

PCMark 7 Results

PCMark 7 is a benchmarking suite from FutureMark that evaluates the performance of Windows 7 machines. It tests a wide range workloads and aspects of the system ranging from computation, image and video manipulation and storage. We’ll be looking solely at the storage test here.

With RAPID mode enabled, both drives enjoyed substantial improvements to performance - the SSD 840 EVO saw a 11% increase, whereas the SSD 840 Pro enjoyed a 9% increase in scores. Looking at the performance breakdown chart, we can see that the biggest improvements are seen in the "Starting Applications" workload, and to a smaller extent, the "Importing Pictures" workload.