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Seagate Desktop HDD .15 (ST4000DM000) 4000GB HDD Review (Page 7)

By Tyler Bernath from Jun 18, 2013 @ 1:04 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Seagate

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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Launching our PCMark 8 testing we have the Desktop HDD .15 coming in with a total score of 2503. Leading the pack is the 2TB Barracuda with 2715.

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In WoW we find the Desktop .15 miles ahead of any WD drive we have tested, coming in at 112.2 seconds.

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Battlefield 3 has the Barracuda leading the charts, but the Desktop HDD .15 stays close behind at 309 seconds.

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Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the .15 comes in at 191.8 seconds.

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A heavy use scenario tightens up our drives on the chart, with just 16 seconds separating the Desktop HDD .15 from the previous Barracuda .14.

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The Excel application trace puts both Seagate drives at the top of our charts. We find the Desktop HDD .15 at 21.7 seconds.

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PowerPoint again has the Desktop HDD .15 at the top.

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The Word trace puts the Barracuda .14 at the top of the charts, followed very closely by the Desktop HDD .15 at 44.5 seconds.

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