Performance in PCMark 2005
PCMark05 is an updated version of the previous benchmark. Instead of File Copying, there is now a File Write trace. A new trace called Virus Scan is added. Its name is self-explanatory.
Again, we performed each test ten times and averaged the results.
The new version of the benchmark puts the Fujitsu on top, too. The Toshiba is the last drive again.
There is nothing new in the Application Loading subtest. We’ve got the same leaders and losers.
The third subtest produces the same result as the previous version of the benchmark. So, we guess it’s time for us to dump one of our PCMarks.
Here is the new Virus Scan subtest. There are two leaders here: the Fujitsu (this drive feels at ease in this group of tests) and Seagate. The HDD from Western Digital sinks to last place, falling behind the three medium-speed drives.
The File Write test is new in this version of the benchmark. The HDD from Western Digital has been better than the others at writing throughout this test session and wins this test, too. The Seagate takes second place to our surprise. It is even more surprising to see the Samsung in last place.
The final standings are somewhat different, but the two top places still go to Fujitsu and Western Digital. The Seagate is third now, however. The Samsung is the loser in this version of PCMark.