Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,683 Reviews & Articles | 45,681 News Posts
We are looking for a US-based news reporter, join our awesome team!

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


By: | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%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.

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_63

 

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

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_64

 

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

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_65

 

Battlefield 3 landed the Red at 346.5 seconds.

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_66

 

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

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_67

 

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

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_68

 

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

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_69

 

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

 

western_digital_red_1tb_2_5_hdd_review_70

 

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.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.



    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down