HD Tune Pro
Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00
Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com/
Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com/>
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.
The same holds true for the write speed; the Patriot Warp tore the two SLC drives a new one. It is difficult to believe by these two tests that the G.Skill/Samsung SLC drive costs twice that of the Warp and has half of the capacity.
The Warp in this test has a very low minimum speed and in the chart it appears to be a much bigger issue than it actually is. In the test the drive dipped to very low levels in two spots, but only for a brief 100th of a second (estimated). With the settings for the test set to be a little less accurate, the dips were not in the charts. However, we also tested with full accuracy turned on in HD Tune.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [The Packaging and The Patriot Warp]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Everest Random Access Time]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Passmark]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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