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SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V

Gameplay In World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Overall StatisticsWorld of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Gameplay
Elapsed Time05:19
Read Operations245
Write Operations581
Data Read2.86 MB
Data Written31.42 MB
Disk Busy Time0.12 s
Average Data Rate276.91 MB/s

World of Warcraft: Catalysm looks more similar to Crysis 2 when it comes to gameplay. The majority of operations are sequential writes. The key difference from Crysis 2 is transfer size, as there’s a greater variety in WoW due to the game’s file structure.

This workload, however, reflects a very specific style of play: mainly, running around a single zone running quests and interacting with the environment. Just bear in mind that it might not be as representative of end-game raiding or flying around between zones, loading new textures on-demand.

I/O Trends:

  • 82% of all operations are sequential
  • 70% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
  • 38% 4 KB, 28% 128 KB, 9% 16 KB, 8% 8 KB

Seek Distance


Transfer Size