PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage



HDD Windows Defender

Measures disk drive performance of Windows Defender Scan on Windows Vista Ultimate. Unit is MB/s.

HDD gaming
Measures seamless data streaming performance from disk drive in Alan Wake™. Unit is MB/s.

HDD importing pictures to Windows Photo Gallery
Measures disk drive performance of importing a large collection of images to Windows Photo Gallery. Unit is MB/s.

HDD Windows Vista start up
Measures disk drive performance of Windows Vista Ultimate start up. Unit is MB/s.

HDD video editing using Windows Movie Maker
Measures concurrent disk drive performance of video editing tasks using Windows Movie Maker: A) video read and skip, and B) video write. Unit is MB/s.

HDD Windows Media Center
Measures concurrent disk drive performance of MC tasks: A) SDTV video playback, B) SDTV video streaming to Extender for Windows Media Center, and C) SDTV video recording. Unit is MB/s.

HDD adding music to Windows Media Player
Measures disk drive performance of adding music to Windows Media Player 11. Unit is MB/s.

HDD application loading
Measures disk drive performance of loading the following applications: Microsoft Word 2007, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Internet Explorer 7 Web Browser and Outlook 2007. Unit is MB/s.

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Retail and RAID Testing - Storage 33

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Retail and RAID Testing - Storage 34

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB Retail and RAID Testing - Storage 35

Not much to note here in our PCMark Vantage tests except that both the retail and pre-release drives perform nearly the same.  The pair of VelociRaptors in RAID-0 is again a bit disappointing as they don’t see significant gains in any test except the Windows Media Center test.


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