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Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5-inch Hard Drive Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

By: Chris Ramseyer | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Mar 30, 2011 9:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests


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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.


FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. Windows users can count on Vantage to show them how a drive will perform in normal day to day usage scenarios. For most users these are the tests that matter since many of the old hat ways to measure performance have become ineffective to measure true Windows performance.




HDD1 - Windows Defender
HDD2 - Gaming
HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery
HDD4 - Vista Startup
HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker
HDD6 - Windows Media Center
HDD7 - Windows Media Player
HDD8 - Application Loading


When looking at real world performance the first thing to be mindful of is how much faster the Scorpio Black is compared to the same capacity size Scorpio Blue. We can see that the additional platter speed allows the Black to reach higher speeds in all tests. The Scorpio Black is actually faster than every other drive in our chart other than the Seagate Momentus XT.


The Seagate Momentus XT is a hybrid drive, a platter drive with a small, SSD like cache system. This drive is very difficult to test since it almost always returns a high benchmark result, but the same level of performance isn't always found in real world conditions.


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