PCMark Vantage Benchmarks
Our first round of PCMark Vantage tests are not kind to the Barracuda ES.2 SAS drives. While the drives only fall a bit behind in the Gaming test, the drive struggles to maintain solid numbers in the Digital Imagery and Media Center performance suites. In these two tests, the Barracuda ES.2 SAS is delivering about 60-65% of the performance of the Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB drive, which has similar specifications (although with double the onboard cache memory). Definitely not encouraging results – especially as they were extremely accurate to reproduce.