Western Digital 3TB Caviar Green Hard Drive Review

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PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage Benchmarking

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:

PCMark Vantage Benchmark<br />
Results

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB:

PCMark Vantage Benchmark<br />
Results

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. 

PCMark Vantage Benchmark<br />
Results

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. 

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