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Western Digital Black 2 Dual Drive 2.5" Consumer HDD/SSD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | 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

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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The Light Use Photoshop trace ended after 115.1 seconds.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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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