Windows 7 Startup Time
In this test, we measure the time it takes Windows 7 to boot from kernel start-up to the execution of start-up programs. An internal kernel timer keeps track of the time and is, for example, more accurate than a stop watch.
Office 2010 Installation
We installed Microsoft Office 2010 using the standard installation without any customization. The installation source files were located in uncompressed form on the tested drive (2.4 GB transferred, 72% write).