HD Tach USB 2.0 and 3.0 Comparison
Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0
Developer Homepage: http://www.simplisoftware.com
Product Homepage: http://www.simplisoftware.com/Public/index.php?request=HdTach
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HD Tach has been around for a long time and is excellent when it comes to testing hard drive performance. It is also a very handy program when it comes to testing the controller used on particular motherboards. Tests such as Read, CPU Utilization and Burst are available at a click of the button and give you a good idea of how the hard drive can perform from system to system.
In HD Tach we get our first look at performance across the drive. This is also where we start having concerns about the JMicron 612 controller. Even with the 64MB buffer, we see that the drive does slow down while writing data and at one point the performance dips to a virtual standstill.
This makes our average write speed a disappointing 45MB/s. This would be very slow for a normal SSD. but is still much faster than what we are used to on a portable thumb drive. At least JMicron finally found something their 612 controller would be fairly good at.
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