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
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.
When it comes to reads across the drive we see that the Hitachi 7K500 has a higher peak than the Seagate Momentus XT, but not by a large amount. The average and minimum speeds even everything out. This is going to be an exciting battle between these next generation drives.
When it comes to write speeds across the drives the 7K500 has a clear advantage over the other drives.