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 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.