Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0
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Note: PCMark 8 Storage benchmark is ideal for testing the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives. Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.
I couldn't help myself, we're wanted a valid Battlefield 3 since the game was released. Last year we met with Futuremark in person while in California for Flash Memory Summit and the company heard our pleas. PCMark 8's HDD test moves beyond MB/s and plots the test results in a value everyone can relate to - time.
The MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB is behind in every test in this suite, but by looking at the amount of time added, we get a better understanding of the real-world performance differences between the two drives. Second, mere seconds or less differentiate these two products. The widest gap is roughly two seconds, but most of the tests we found a difference that was measured in tenths of a second.