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.
The last time we looked at a SF-1500 controlled SSD we weren't all that impressed. We've reviewed more SF-1200 SSDs than anyone else, but all of our SF-1500 testing took place when the controller was new and unrefined. Now that the SF-1500 has grown up and matured, we can see how things turned out.
The Viking Modular SATADIMM produces a tight sustained performance line across the graph with very little variation. The average speed was very close to the Vertex 2 240GB consumer drive, but both the maximum and minimum were higher.
So much goes into keeping steady performance on the SF-1500 and that shows here on the write chart. Here we see another very tight grouping and the enterprise SATADIMM manages to outperform the consumer Vertex 2.