Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green and Black Hard DrivesFri, Sep 18, 2009 - 12:00 AM
PCMark Vantage 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.
WD Caviar Green 2 TB SATA Hard Drive:
WD Caviar Black 2 TB SATA Hard Drive:
Benchmark Results: PCMark Vantage showed a huge performance difference between the WD Caviar Green and the WD Caviar Black. The overall score on the WD Caviar Green was 4181 PCMarks, and that was dwarfed by the 5758 PCMarks that was seen on the WD Caviar Black. The overall score shows that the WD Caviar Black is 38% faster than the WD Caviar Green hard drive. The individual performance tests in the hard drive test suite can be seen in the screen shots above for those that are interested in certain scenarios. The WD Caviar black was ~43% faster in the gaming test and ~37% quicker in the video editing test that uses Windows Movie Maker. Very impressive scores by both, but you can clearly see that both 2TB drives are aimed at very different audiences.