Tests Show SSD to be Faster on Windows 8.1, 10 than Windows 7

Radu Tyrsina By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Home » Windows » Tests Show SSD to be Faster on Windows 8.1, 10 than Windows 7

A couple of recent hardware tests prove that the Solid State Drives are indeed faster in Windows 8.1 as it was previously assumed. Not over the previous Windows 8 edition but when compared to Windows 7. Read to find out more.
windows 8.1 vs windows 7 ssd
According to some hardware testing performed by Myce.com, it seems that Windows 8.1 is faster in data throughput on Solid State Disks (SSDs) than Windows 7 is. Results on Windows 8.1 are on all occasions 3 MB/s to 4 MB/s higher than the same hardware speed tests on Windows 7. You will find below the graph with results from several SSDs. Here’s what else was said regarding this discovery:

The reason why it’s faster is unknown, it wouldn’t be surprising if Microsoft made optimisations to its latest operating system but the company has not disclosed any information on what was internally changed for disk operations. The differences were discovered during the development of the third version of our Myce Reality Suite of tests. A range of tests made from real everyday applications and real data, there are no simulated tests and everything is in the real world. The only thing that’s synthetic is that everything is automated to make the tests fair, no matter which drive the tests are run on.

windows 8.1 ssd speed

I can confirm myself that the SSD is much faster on my Windows 8.1 desktop than it is on my previous Windows 7 laptop. But, of course, let’s not overlook the obvious fact that the Solid State Drives are also newer and come with several improvements, but Myce did include in the above graph older versions, as well. What is you personal experience with this?

Discussions

Next up

Intel drivers are ready for Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Intel recently rolled out new graphics driver updates for the 64-bit version of Windows 10 v1903. The company released these updates in order to avoid […]

Continue Reading

9 best tools to prevent your PC from sleeping or locking

Milan Stanojevic avatar. By: Milan Stanojevic
Less than a 1 minute read

By default your Windows 10 PC will lock itself or go to Sleep Mode in order to preserve power. Automatic locking can be useful because […]

Continue Reading

Block Windows 10 v1903 install with Windows Update Blocker 1.2

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
2 minute read

Windows Update Blocker version 1.2 just got released with added support for Windows 10 2019 May Update. This is a handy tool that you can […]

Continue Reading