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Western Digital Red 1TB 2.5" HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 3, 2013 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests


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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.




Overall storage score for the WD Red was 2139, just behind the latest Blue drive from WD.




In WoW, the Red was able to score 133.1 second, again just behind the WD Blue.




Battlefield 3 landed the Red at 346.5 seconds.




Utilizing Photoshop under light use, the Red came in at 221.8 seconds.




A heavy use scenario allows the Red to obtain a score of 499.3 seconds.




The Excel application trace landed our drive just shy of the 25.4-second mark set by the latest WD Blue.




The PowerPoint workload allowed our drive to score slightly better than both Seagate drives in our charts at 27.1 seconds.




Lastly, the Microsoft Word application trace allowed our WD Red to take the lead for the first time, rendering a score of 49.6 seconds.

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