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 read speeds of the three Pro IV models show that it competes with Intel's X25-M with the first version of the firmware and the Kingston X25-M with the latest Intel firmware. I am amazed at how fast the latest SSDs have been compared to drives we reviewed just three months ago.
The JMicron drives have always had an issue with write speeds, even the drives with dual JMicron controllers. RunCore chose to use Indilinx for their controller in the Pro IV and it looks like the results have paid off. Here we see that the Pro IV is twice as fast at writing data to disk than the Intel drives; very impressive.