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Seagate NAS HDD (ST4000VN000) 4000GB HDD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%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 NAS HDD coming in with a total score of 2486, just behind the Desktop counterpart. Even with the single platter design of our WD Red 1TB, it just doesn't compete with the NAS HDD here.




In WoW the NAS HDD was capable of 114.1 seconds, very close to the Desktop HDD and a full 57 seconds quicker than the WD Red 1TB.




Battlefield 3 has the NAS HDD pulling ahead of the Desktop HDD .15, coming in at 305 seconds.




Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the NAS HDD comes in at 195.7 seconds.




A heavy use scenario brings all our drives closer together. In this test we found the NAS HDD slightly quicker than the Desktop HDD, with the Barracuda with its two platter design and 7200RPM spindle speed way out in front.




The Excel application trace puts the NAS HDD in front of the Desktop HDD .15 by a very thin margin.




The PowerPoint trace put the NAS HDD at 22.3 seconds.




The Word trace puts the Barracuda .14 at the top of the charts, followed very closely by the NAS HDD at 43.7 seconds.

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