HD Tune Pro
HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:
Benchmark: measures the performance
Info: shows detailed information
Health: checks the health status by using SMART
Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.
Right off from the start we see that the new firmware makes a big difference on the RAID 0 performance of the GIGABYTE "A" Series boards. Here we see a 40MB/s improvement in the average STR between the old and new firmware.
In the average write speed test we see a 30MB/s advantage with the new firmware.