Test results: PCMark Vantage HDD (1)
In PCMark Vantage we arrive at 5876 points, less than the competing 1TB 7200rpm disks.
PCMark Vantage uses so-called traces, which are recordings of disk activity of real programs, and repeats the same activity as quickly as possible in the benchmark. Because traces aren't played back in real time but as fast as possible, performance differences are amplified in PCMark Vantage. PCMark 7 gives a more realistic picture in that regard.