Western Digital Scorpio 1TB (9.5mm) review

Thin 1 TB disk for your laptop


Test results: PCMark7

PCMark7 uses traces based software from the Windows 7 era. Because this benchmarks uses actual and recent applications, it is the most important benchmark when deciding what type of storage device to buy. A difference with PCMark Vantage is that PCMark 7 runs the traces in real-time. The scores are much closer to each other because of this, but it's also easier to draw real-life conclusions. A score that's twice as high in PCMark 7 also means that the task will actually go twice as fast in reality.

We only have the old Scorpio Blue 1 TB to compare with here, and the new one performs a lot better.

The Windows Defender test is based on a trace in which Windows Defender performs a quick scan of a system.

The importing pictures test is based on a trace in which 68 photos (434MB) are imported from a USB-stick into Windows Live Photo Gallery. The photos are copied, indexed and thumbnails are created.

The video editing test is based on a trace in which an HD video is exported from Windows Live Movie Maker. The film is based on previously imported 1080i MPEG2 videos from a Sony HDR-HC3 camera.

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Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB (9.5mm)

Hard disk, 1000 GB, 5400 rpm, Serial ATA 300, 2.5 inch

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