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.
I would have liked to have tested the EP-m501-AA with five drives, but it was not possible. I think with a fifth drive the system would not of had a performance drop at the end of the benchmark. Even with four drives the EP-m501-AA performed very well and was able to sustain nearly 200 MB/s in both RAID 0 and RAID 5.
The write performance across the array was very good as well. Here we see that under RAID 0 the Proware unit is faster than the previously tested DAS enclosures. Under RAID 5 the Axus FiT is slightly faster.