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Seagate Desktop HDD .15 (ST4000DM000) 4000GB HDD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 18, 2013 6:04 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Seagate

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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PCMark 8 is the latest version in our popular series of PC benchmarking tools. Improving on previous releases, PCMark 8 includes battery life measurement tools and new tests using popular applications from Adobe and Microsoft. Whether you are looking for long battery life, or maximum power, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance for your needs.




Launching our PCMark 8 testing we have the Desktop HDD .15 coming in with a total score of 2503. Leading the pack is the 2TB Barracuda with 2715.




In WoW we find the Desktop .15 miles ahead of any WD drive we have tested, coming in at 112.2 seconds.




Battlefield 3 has the Barracuda leading the charts, but the Desktop HDD .15 stays close behind at 309 seconds.




Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the .15 comes in at 191.8 seconds.




A heavy use scenario tightens up our drives on the chart, with just 16 seconds separating the Desktop HDD .15 from the previous Barracuda .14.




The Excel application trace puts both Seagate drives at the top of our charts. We find the Desktop HDD .15 at 21.7 seconds.




PowerPoint again has the Desktop HDD .15 at the top.




The Word trace puts the Barracuda .14 at the top of the charts, followed very closely by the Desktop HDD .15 at 44.5 seconds.

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