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Western Digital Black 2 Dual Drive 2.5" Consumer HDD/SSD Review - Benchmarks - PCMark 8 Hard Disk Tests

Western Digital Black 2 Dual Drive 2.5
WD launches the Black 2 Dual Drive, and we have it in house for testing. Let's take a look at this unique HDD / SSD product. (NASDAQ:WDC)
By: | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 25, 2013 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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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.




The WoW trace had the Black 2 SSD coming in at 58.6 seconds, while the HDD touched 130 seconds.




Battlefield 3 allowed the Black 2 SSD a score of 133.3 seconds. The HDD portion came in at 329.7 seconds.




The Light Use Photoshop trace ended after 115.1 seconds.




The Heavy Use scenario tightens the group up a little, with the WD Black 2 SSD coming in at 361 seconds and the HDD at 489 seconds.




The Excel trace had the Black 2 SSD coming in at 9.2 seconds, while the HDD managed 23.1 seconds.




PowerPoint shows more of the same, another 9.2-second score for the WD Black 2 SSD.




The Microsoft Word trace had the Black 2 SSD at 28.3 seconds. The HDD came in at 47.6 seconds.

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