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
- Temperature display
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.
In HD Tune we get a chance to break down the speeds even further and see the minimum, average and maximum speeds of the drive. For the most part the speeds stayed right around the 200MB/s mark, but there was one small dip that drove performance down to just under 170MB/s.
The write test was a little less stable. The maximum write speed was just under 180MB/s, but the minimum went down to 135MB/s, leaving the average right around 157MB/s. This is actually much more than I expected given the ATTO numbers we just looked at.