I bought 500gb Samsung 840 EVO to replace my 120gb OCZ Vertex 3 for my Sony laptop with sata2 interface.
Benchmark wise, the EVO is faster in most areas while in real life the OCZ is faster.
The EVO takes 23 second from pushing the power button until the login screen while the OCZ takes 14 second with windows 7 pro 64 bit.
I formatted my EVO as NTFS, 4096b sector size, and then cloned the 1 partitioned OCZ to the 1 partition EVO using EASEUS program, which worked perfectly however, when running AS SSD benchmark I got the 112455 k bad message under the iastora and had to run another program called Mini Tool Partition Wizard which got it fixed.
With the EVO I have rapid on, which gives superior benchmark number but noticed zero improvement in real life. Turning rapid on or off makes no real life difference at least for me.
I can't figure out and need your help for why my EVO is slower than my OCZ for windows start up time and about little bit slower or same speed with other programs.
Benchmarks are attached. The first set is the Samsung while the second is the OCZ