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.
Benchmark Results: The WD VelociRaptor 600GB HDD had an overall score of 7,746 in PCMark Vantage when run in 64-bit mode and the individual test results can be seen in the image above.
Comparison Chart Results: The WD VelociRaptor 600GB HDD wasn’t able to compete with the SSDs in any of the tests, but it was slightly faster than the VelociRaptor 300GB drive.