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Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD Review
WD strikes back with the Slim, becoming the first to offer a full terabyte of storage in the Slim 7mm Z-Height. (NASDAQ:WDC)
By: | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 30, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark8

 

 

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.

 

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Overall storage score put the WD Slim near the top and just trailing the Seagate SSHD.

 

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In WoW we found the Slim with a very respectable time of 132.6 seconds.

 

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Battlefield 3 had the WD Slim coming in at 336.5, another chart topping performance figure.

 

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Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the Slim allowed 219.4 seconds, a full 10 seconds faster than the previous generation Blue, and a full 20 seconds quicker than the competing Momentus Thin.

 

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A heavy use scenario allowed the WD Slim 495.9 seconds, again 10 seconds quicker than the WD Blue, and nearly 35 seconds quicker than the Momentus Thin.

 

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The Excel application trace has the drive at 25.4 seconds, again very close to the WD Blue and recently released Laptop Ultrathin from Seagate.

 

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The PowerPoint trace had all of drives bunched in within seconds of each other, alas the WD Slim was first next to the SSHD at 26.4 seconds.

 

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Lastly, the Microsoft Word application trace had the WD Slim drive at 49.7 seconds, very close to the Blue once again.

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