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.
The Transcend Ultra 120GB drive has a faster maximum STR read speed than the Patriot Torqx M28 (Samsung Controller), but the drive does trail off a bit with a couple of dips that brought the minimum speed down. Once everything is averaged out the Ultra is just a little faster than the Torqx M28.
The STR write speed of the Ultra is a little bumpy and the drive managed to dip all the way down to 100 MB/s. When comparing the Ultra to the M28 the Ultra shows superiority in the average and maximum readings.