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Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" Consumer HDD (WD4003FZEX) Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5
The new WD Black in the 4TB capacity offers intensive 200 MB/s performance in the standard 3.5" form factor. Let's take a look. (NASDAQ:WDC)
| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 18, 2013 8:31 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%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 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.


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Battlefield 3 was even better, where we see the WD Black halve the score of competing solutions.


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The Light Use Photoshop trace ended after 118 seconds.


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The Heavy Use scenario tightens the group up a little, with the WD Black ahead by just 88 seconds.


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Excel allows the WD Black twice the performance, coming in at 9.4 seconds.


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PowerPoint shows more of the same, another 9.4-second score for the WD Black.


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The Microsoft Word trace brings the Black in at 28.6 seconds.

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