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Western Digital Slim (WD10SPCX) 1TB HDD Review (Page 7)

By Tyler Bernath from Jul 30, 2013 @ 9:01 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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Overall storage score put the WD Slim near the top and just trailing the Seagate SSHD.

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In WoW we found the Slim with a very respectable time of 132.6 seconds.

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Battlefield 3 had the WD Slim coming in at 336.5, another chart topping performance figure.

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Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the Slim allowed 219.4 seconds, a full 10 seconds faster than the previous generation Blue, and a full 20 seconds quicker than the competing Momentus Thin.

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A heavy use scenario allowed the WD Slim 495.9 seconds, again 10 seconds quicker than the WD Blue, and nearly 35 seconds quicker than the Momentus Thin.

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The Excel application trace has the drive at 25.4 seconds, again very close to the WD Blue and recently released Laptop Ultrathin from Seagate.

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The PowerPoint trace had all of drives bunched in within seconds of each other, alas the WD Slim was first next to the SSHD at 26.4 seconds.

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Lastly, the Microsoft Word application trace had the WD Slim drive at 49.7 seconds, very close to the Blue once again.

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