Hard Drive Benchmarks
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PassMark Software has delved into the thousands of benchmark results that PerformanceTest users have posted to its web site and produced four charts to help compare the relative performance of different hard drive models with storage capacities from gigabyte to terabytes. Our charts include results from many major hard drive manufacturers, including but (not limited to) Seagate, Western Digital (WDC), Hitachi, Maxtor and Samsung. Our data can help you assess the performance of your hard disk drive (HDD) in comparison to similar models, or help you decide whether newer hard drive technologies (such as solid state hard drives) represent good value for your purchasing dollar when it comes to high performing data storage and retrieval.
Last updated on the 19th of September 2014
Benchmark Test Description
Hard Drive Benchmark results (“Baselines”) were gathered from users’ submissions to the PassMark web site as well as from internal testing. PerformanceTest conducts three different tests and then averages the results together to determine the PassMark Disk Mark rating for a system... [ Read the entire article ]
Notes Related to the Graphs
Rarely is a graph completely accurate in what it is representing. There are many factors that can skew the results and make a graph misleading. As such it is necessary to have some background understanding of the data being presented.
In the case of these Hard Drive Benchmarks there are several factors to consider, such as different system setups the Hard Drives are running under and how fragmented the drives file system is.... [ Learn more about the graphs ]
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Your results will not appear in the graphs immediately as the graphs are only updated once per day. Additionally, only Hard Drives of which there are at least three samples are included in the graphs.
Looking for PerformanceTest V7 Results?
We have stopped providing charts for PerformanceTest V7 as of October 10, 2012. Users can continue to use V7 of the software and submit results, but the charts will no longer be updated with their results. For users who want to refer back to V7 results, we have provided the following list. This list is for reference only and users are encouraged to visit the new charts which are generated with PeformanceTest V8 test submissions.