Legit Storage Reviews
WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Notebook Hard Drive Review
|Date:||Wed, Aug 17, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
This is our first use of Futuremark PCMark 7 for a processor review. PCMark 7 which is specifically designed for Windows 7. It measures the performance of the latest PC hardware across a variety of common scenarios. PCMark Vantage 7 supports both system level and component level benchmarking and comprises several different test suites but for the purposes of this review, we employed the secondary storage suite. The nice thing about it is that you can submit your scores online and compare against others.
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB Results:
Western Digital Scorpio Black 750GB Results:
Hitachi K5K500 320GB:
Benchmark Results: Looking at the PCMark 7 secondary storage test the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB drive scored 1573 points versus the 1911 points scored on the WD Scorpio Black 750GB and the 1357 points seen on the Hitachi 5K500 hard drive.
Comparison Performance Chart:
Benchmark Results: Compared to a 5400RPM hard drive like the Hitachi K5K500 320GB the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB performs much better, but was slightly slower than the WD Scorpio Black 750GB drive. This was expected as the WD Scorpio Black 750GB drive is designed for performance and has a faster 7200RPM spindle speed.
Next Page - Free Capacity and Final Thoughts
Page 1 - WD Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5-inch HDD
Page 2 - The Test System
Page 3 - HD Tach v188.8.131.52
Page 4 - HD Tune v4.61
Page 5 - HD Tune v4.61 - Random Access
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2011 SP4a
Page 7 - CrystalDiskMark v3.0.1
Page 8 - ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46
Page 9 - PCMark 7
Page 10 - Free Capacity and Final Thoughts