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About PCMark 7
PCMark 7 includes 7 PC tests for Windows 7, combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. Specifically designed to cover the full range of PC hardware from netbooks and tablets to notebooks and desktops, PCMark 7 offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7 for home and business use.
From: Developer's Page
PCMark 7 aims to shed a little more insight into real life performance of your computer hardware by semi-synthetic means -- and all insight is good, right? The great thing about standardized tests is anyone can repeat them and get very similar results, given identical hardware. PCMark 7 is a Windows desktop environment based test, which is exactly what we are after. Also, we can see some caching going on between iterations, which allowed us to see what kind of boost some of the SSHDs in this test brings to the table. Well, I am not going to narrate the stuff above in detail, because we all know graphs are there for a very good reason. As you can see in our results above, the ST10000VN0004 was clearly the fastest pure mechanical hard drive in the overall score; although not by much -- it bested its 8TB counterpart by only about 41 points. It consistently held its own or was among the top against other hard drives in each simulation segment, which was very impressive. It did not completely outperform the WD Red Pro 6TB or NAS HDD 8TB, but for those it did not win, it was not far behind at all.
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 220.127.116.11
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption