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.
The World of Warcraft application trace left us with a score of 59.96 seconds for the WD Black, quite a bit quicker comparable desktop drives such as the Seagate Desktop HDD .15.
Battlefield 3 was even better, where we see the WD Black halve the score of competing solutions.
The Light Use Photoshop trace ended after 118 seconds.
The Heavy Use scenario tightens the group up a little, with the WD Black ahead by just 88 seconds.
Excel allows the WD Black twice the performance, coming in at 9.4 seconds.
PowerPoint shows more of the same, another 9.4-second score for the WD Black.
The Microsoft Word trace brings the Black in at 28.6 seconds.