Western Digital Red Pro WD4001FFSX 4TB Review (Page 9 of 11)

Page 9 - Benchmark: PCMark 7

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. While PCMark 7 is more of a Windows desktop environment based test, it reveals quite a bit about the application performance of the tested storage devices. 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 Western Digital Red Pro WD4001FFSX 4TB was consistently on the heels of the HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB, but never really managed to beat it. It really came close on a couple of occasions, but the HGST was able to retain the performance crown in all eight subcategories, contributing to a slightly higher overall score. Since the Western Digital Red Pro and HGST Deskstar NAS are both 7,200 RPM hard drives based off workstation class units, it made sense that they delivered higher numbers in this program than the regular Western Digital Red and Seagate NAS HDD.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption
11. Conclusion