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Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" HDD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5

Western Digital launches NASware 2.0 and the 2.5" form factor goes Red. Take a look as we extensively test the hard drive and see how it performs. (NASDAQ:WDC)

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests


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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.


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Overall storage score for the WD Red was 2139, just behind the latest Blue drive from WD.


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In WoW, the Red was able to score 133.1 second, again just behind the WD Blue.


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Battlefield 3 landed the Red at 346.5 seconds.


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Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the Red came in at 221.8 seconds.


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A heavy use scenario allows the Red to obtain a score of 499.3 seconds.


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The Excel application trace landed our drive just shy of the 25.4-second mark set by the latest WD Blue.


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The PowerPoint workload allowed our drive to score slightly better than both Seagate drives in our charts at 27.1 seconds.


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Lastly, the Microsoft Word application trace allowed our WD Red to take the lead for the first time, rendering a score of 49.6 seconds.

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