Performance in PCMark05
We use PCMark05 in the same way as we use PCMark04. Unfortunately, we’ve began using it not so long, and we don’t have data on the two rather old HDDs Samsung SP1614C and Seagate ST3160827AS.
The pair of Hitachi HDDs is on top. The WD1600JS, which has taken a place on the podium in the previous test, is only fourth here. The Maxtor 6V160E0 is third.
Now let’s discuss each of the subtests.
The Hitachi disks have two top places and are followed by the WD1600JS again. Interestingly, the new Startup subtest has a more favorable opinion of the HDT722516DLA380 model which has been at the bottom of the diagram in the same subtest of PCMark04.
The Application Loading subtest doesn’t bring about any surprises. The WD1600JS is first and is followed by the two Hitachis. The Seagate ST 3160211AS is at the opposite end of the diagram – it is the only HDD in this review to have a 2MB cache.
Hitachi’s disks win the General Usage subtest, pushing the WD1600JS to third place again.
It’s hard to find any logic in the results of the Virus Scan subtest, unfortunately.
Maxtor’s disks have two top places in the File Write subtest. The Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 is third and followed by the Seagate team.
That’s the end of our test program, we’ll do some summarizing now.