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 Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB drive runs head to head with Seagate's ES.2, the enterprise version of the 7200.11 desktop drives. Seagate has upgraded the 7200.11 design to achieve the 1.5TB variation and it appears to perform a little better in sustained transfer speeds, but is not at Green as the Western Digital super capacity drive. The synthetic tests may just not be demanding enough to kick the Green WDC to high performance mode. Just like many of the SSD drives we have been looking at, STR is starting to become an outdated test for comparing today's advanced drives.
The Sustained Write Tests show similar results to the read tests.