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Western Digital Red 4TB NAS HDD Consumer Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

Western Digital Red 4TB NAS HDD Consumer Review
With increased storage capacity of 4TB, WD enables current Red users a valuable upgrade path with the same reliability, availability and performance. (NASDAQ:WDC)
| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 24, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%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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The PCMark 8, World of Warcraft application trace put the 4TB capacity right with the previously tested 1TB model.


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Battlefield 3 had the 4TB Red at 352 seconds, right in-line with previously tested WD drives.


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Photoshop under light use allowed the 4TB Red a time of 249.5 seconds.


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A heavy use scenario has the 4TB capacity slightly quicker than the 1TB model, at 512.4 seconds.


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The Excel application trace has our 4TB sample touching 37.6 seconds.


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Here we see similar numbers for the PowerPoint trace, again the 4TB comes in at 37.6 seconds.


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The Microsoft Word trace had our 4TB Red coming in at 63.9 seconds.

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