Legit Storage Reviews
Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review
|Date:||Tue, Oct 19, 2010 - 07:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
PCMark Vantage v1.01 is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. The PCMark Vantage benchmark was run in 64-bit mode for the results shown below.
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB:
Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB:
Benchmark Results: The WD Caviar Green does decently on PCMark Vantage x64 and we were seeing an overall score of 4253 from the 2TB drive and 3941 on the 3TB drive.
Comparison Chart Results: The Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB and 3TB drives are real close in performance as you can see from the chart above. These drives can't compete with the top SSDs that we have tested, but remember these are designed for mass storage. Sure, we can get a 100GB SSD that performs better than a 3TB HDD, but remember we just want to give you a feel for the performance on one of these new 3TB drives.
Next Page - Free Capacity and Final Thoughts
Page 1 - The World's First 3TB Hard Drive - WD Caviar Green
Page 2 - Breaking the 2.19TB Hard Drive Barrier
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - HD Tune v4.60
Page 5 - HD Tune v4.60 - Random Access
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 7 - HD Tach v220.127.116.11
Page 8 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0
Page 9 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46
Page 10 - PCMark Vantage
Page 11 - Free Capacity and Final Thoughts