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Old 23-07-2014, 07:18 AM   #62
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WD BlackČ Dual Drive Review - The Benchmarks (II)

PCMark 7 Professional Edition 1.4.0
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The Storage test is a collection of workloads that isolate the performance of a PC's HDD or SSD. Users can choose to test other storage devices in addition to the main system drive.

The WD BlackČ SSD won over the SanDisk SSD in this test by 3.3% in System Storage Score and 2.16% in Raw System Storage Score. A good performance in when fact the SanDisk SSD is of higher specifications. The WD BlackČ HDD stood out among the other mechanical hard drives in both scoring fields.

PCMark 8 professional Edition
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Use the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive or any other recognised storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

Using the HDD Test Suite of PCMark 8, the WD BlackČ SSD performed better than the SanDisk SSD by having small gain of 0.68%. The WD BlackČ HDD on the other hand lost around 4.35% against the WDC Blue. Bigger gain by the WD BlackČ SSD is obtained in the tested Storage Bandwidth which gave a 19.57MB/s advantage over the SanDisk SSD. The WD BlackČ HDD lost around 8.42% against the WDC Blue in Storage Bandwidth.

PCMark Vantage Professional Edition1.2.0.0
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PCMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed for Windows offering one-click simplicity for casual users and detailed, professional grade testing for industry, press and enthusiasts. A PCMark score is a measure of your computer’s performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.

Using the HDD Test Suite, the WD BlackČ SSD achieved an advantage of 10.28% in this test over the SanDisk SSD. The Toshiba is still the last in the line-up and the WD BlackČ HDD lost around 6.04% in the score against the WDC Blue.

Sisoftware Sandra 2014.06.20.35
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SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems--or potential headaches. This download launches a cheerfully designed interface with an array of colorful--one might even say sprightly--icons for each of its tools. Its arrangement of tools was nicely categorized for the user's benefit: Computer Maintenance, Module Types (Benchmarks, Hardware, Software, Support), and Program Maintenance.

Using the File System Bandwidth benchmark, the WD BlackČ HDD obtained a 27.45% advantage over the WDC Blue. The Toshiba HDD on the other hand scored a few points over the WDC Blue. The SanDisk SDD obtained a Bandwidth score of 35.76MB/s higher than the WD BlackČ SSD.

BootRacer 4.7
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BootRacer tests how fast a computer boots. BootRacer automatically tests how long Windows takes to start and saves it in a history database. Users can analyze it to compare boot times, before and after users install a new program. The cool feature of BootRacer is the realistic measurement of the time taken to get to the Windows desktop.. Boot time comparison of the WD BlackČ SSD in the desktop and laptop environment were tested by cloning the present contents of the SanDisk SSD in the desktop and the Toshiba HDD in the laptop.

Expecting close or similar performance from the WDC Blue HDD and Toshiba HDD, only the Toshiba HDD is tested against the WD BlackČ SSD in the laptop. This will show the gains in a 2.5” architecture setup upgrade in a laptop. The SanDisk SSD is compared to the WD BlackČ SSD in the desktop. The WD BlackČ SSD is just 4.281 seconds slower than the SanDisk SSD. On the other hand, a 50% decrease in boot time is achieved by upgrading an existing HDD to a WD BlackČ Dual Drive.

Temperature Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme 4.50.3000
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AIDA64 Extreme is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives.

Using AIDA64's Stress local disk, the WD BlackČ Dual Drive stayed cooler than the mechanical drive counterparts in the comparison. It also kept close temperature to the sole SSD which is the SanDisk SSD.

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