Legit Storage Reviews
WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Review
|Date:||Tue, Sep 20, 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 My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0 Results:
Benchmark Results: Looking at the PCMark 7 secondary storage test the WD My Passport Essential drive scored 1395, which is very respectable for an external drive using the USB 3.0 connection. In the past saw 1357 points on a Hitachi 5K500 320GB hard drive on the internal SATA III port. Both drives are 5400 RPMs and both scored right around 1400 points on the secondary storage benchmark. You can see the detailed results in the image above if you wanted to see the individual test results.
Next Page - Free Space and Final Thoughts
Page 1 - Backing Up To a Portable Hard Drive
Page 2 - The My Passport Backup Software
Page 3 - Test System and Drive Info
Page 4 - Performance w/ CrystalDiskMark and ATTO
Page 5 - HD Tune Pro and HDTach Benchmarking
Page 6 - PCMark 7
Page 7 - Free Space and Final Thoughts