TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,915 Reviews & Articles | 38,112 News Posts

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

 

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.

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_30_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

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.

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_31_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_32_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

The Light Use Photoshop trace ended after 118 seconds.

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_33_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_34_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_35_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

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

 

TweakTown image content/5/8/5883_36_western_digital_black_4tb_3_5_consumer_hdd_wd4003fzex_review.png

 

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

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Storage content at our Storage reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases