PCMark 8’s Consistency test provides a huge amount of performance data, so here we’ve looked a little closer at how the 240GB IronWolf 110 performs in each of the benchmarks test suites.
Adobe Creative Cloud
The IronWolf 110 handles the Adobe part of the Consistency test well with no alarming dips in bandwidth in any of the test traces. The most erratic performance comes from the After Effects CC trace but the drive recovers well from the ordeal.
The drive deals with the MS Office part of the test very well indeed – even the MS Word trace, which often causes major problems, is dealt with very efficiently.
With the casual gaming tests, it’s the World Of Warcraft trace that stresses the drive the most. The bandwidth for the Degradation and SteadyState runs is low, averaging just 38MB/s. However, the performance improves dramatically during the Recovery phases.