NVMe vs SATA SSD vs HDD – Game load and file copy times tested
June 24, 2017 Jon 18 Comments
Samsung 960 Evo vs SATA SSD vs HDD: A comparison of benchmark speed, file copying, windows boot and game load times for an NVMe SSD, a slower SATA SSD and a hard drive.
Buy from Amazon:
Samsung 960 Evo 500B: http://amzn.to/2fZrSQM
Crucial MX 300 525GB: http://amzn.to/2fZqCx5
1TB HDD: http://amzn.to/2fWi4M8
Samsung 960 Evo 500GB: http://amzn.to/2gCvCMO
Crucial MX 300 525GB: http://amzn.to/2eZysKc
1TB HDD: http://amzn.to/2h282oS
The 960 Evo was loaded with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and all relevant drivers. The three test games were then installed. The drive was then cloned to the Crucial MX300 and HDD. All drives were then installed one after the other and the same tests run on each.
Times for game load tests were stopped as soon as a point was reached where human interaction was required (press enter to start, or press Esc to skip the intro animations).
The test system:
Intel Core i5-6600K
16GB Corsair DDR4 3200MHz
Nvidia GTX 670
Again, apologies for not including a larger variety of games – I simply don’t have any more to hand that are much more demanding. I’ll keep searching through my old Steam library to see if I can find something that really hits the hard drive hard.
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