Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1TB Hard Drive

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PCMark Vantage Test Results

Next up is PCMark Vantage from FutureMark Corp. We specifically used only the HDD Test module of this benchmark suite to evaluate all the drives we tested versus the new 1TB Barracuda ES.2. Feel free to consult Futuremark's white paper on PCMark Vantage for an understanding of what each test component entails and how it calculates its measurements.

Futuremark's PCMark Vantage

If we look at the overall HDD score from PCMark Vantage, it looks like the Barracuda ES.2 doesn't maintain the dominance it enjoyed in HD Tach and HD Tune. As you can see above and on the following page, the Barracuda ES.2 manages to perform better than all the other drives in only two of the individual PCMark Vantage tests (Gaming and Importing Pics to Windows Photo Gallery).

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