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Western Digital Red 4TB NAS HDD Consumer Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Sep 24, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Western Digital

PCMark 8 - Hard Disk Tests


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0

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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.




The PCMark 8, World of Warcraft application trace put the 4TB capacity right with the previously tested 1TB model.




Battlefield 3 had the 4TB Red at 352 seconds, right in-line with previously tested WD drives.




Photoshop under light use allowed the 4TB Red a time of 249.5 seconds.




A heavy use scenario has the 4TB capacity slightly quicker than the 1TB model, at 512.4 seconds.




The Excel application trace has our 4TB sample touching 37.6 seconds.




Here we see similar numbers for the PowerPoint trace, again the 4TB comes in at 37.6 seconds.




The Microsoft Word trace had our 4TB Red coming in at 63.9 seconds.

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