Windows 10 loading
The benchmarks shown in the previous pages measure the performance of the hard disk access, ignoring the SSD portion. In this model, the algorithm that chooses which data to store in the SSD portion caches only the files open on the operating system boot, as well as the most used programs. So, it doesn’t accelerates “normal” data.
So, we ran another test, making a clean Windows 10 Home 64-bit install on the Firecuda, and then we measured the time for complete S.O. loading. After that, we repeated the procedure on the BarraCuda ST1000LM048. The times we measured are shown in the chart below.
As you can see, the loading time of Windows 10 Home using the FireCuda was 65% less than using the BarraCuda.