PCMark Vantage HDD Tests
PCMark Vantage is an objective hardware performance benchmark tool for PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. PCMark Vantage is well suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista/7 PC: from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops, to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Benchmark Reviews has decided to use the HDD Test Suite to demonstrate simulated real-world storage drive performance in this article.
PCMark Vantage runs eight different storage benchmarks, each with a specific purpose. Once testing is complete, results are given a PCMark score while and detailed results indicate actual transaction speeds. The 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD (ST4000DM000) produced a total PCMark Vantage (secondary) HDD Test Suite score of 4509. Specific test speeds are reported below:
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB ST4000DM000 (Four-Platter)
The slower 5900 RPM rotational speed certainly impacts performance, placing the 4TB Seagate Desktop HDD behind the faster hard drives and Seagate Momentus XT solid-state hybrid drive.
In the next section I share my conclusion and final product rating.