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 direct competitor to the E Series Hitachi drive is Seagate's ES.2 offering. Here we see the Hitachi outperforming the ES.2 drive by a significant margin, right around 10MB/s for the average speed.
The same relationship carried over to the Write Test; the Hitachi bests the ES.2 by 10MB/s in the average result.