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.
Read performance of a Western Digital VelociRaptor in a portable package that fits in your shirt pocket...check!
For the most part write performance is pretty steady across the drive, but there are a couple of dips. In real world performance these shouldn't be noticeable since they are very brief.