The Windows Media Center test is based on using two DVB-T tuners with a Media Center PC. First a selection is recorded from TV, then recording is stopped. While the recorded file is being played back, at the same time two other channels are recorded.
The adding music test is based on Windows Media Player. In this test 68GB of lossless WMA music files from another disk are indexed. Please note: the reading of the WMA files is not included in the trace since they originate from another disk. The trace only contains the hard disk activity of updating the Windows Media Player database.
The starting applications test is based on opening a very complex HTML document on the hard drive in Internet Explorer, including all related files.
The gaming test is based on a trace in which a complete level in World of Warcraft is loaded.