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WorldBench uses scripting to step through a series of tasks in common Windows applications. It then produces an overall score. WorldBench also spits out individual results for its component application tests, allowing us to compare performance in each. We'll look at the overall score, and then we'll show individual application results.

Despite its spindle speed and cache size advantage, the Momentus 7200.4 scores one point lower than the Scorpio Blue in WorldBench. Only five points separate the fastest mechanical drive from the slowest here, with the Spinpoint and 5400.6 bringing up the rear.

Multimedia editing and encoding

MusicMatch Jukebox

Windows Media Encoder

Adobe Premiere

VideoWave Movie Creator

Among WorldBench's multimedia editing and encoding tests, Premiere is the most sensitive to storage performance. In that test, the Samsung drive ekes out a victory over the Scorpio Blue and Momentus 7400.2, with the latter's faster spindle speed again failing to offer a performance advantage over the 5,400-RPM drives.