HD Tune Pro
Version and / or Patch Used: 4.00
Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com
Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com
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.
In our charts we get to see the MemoRight FTM-25 240GB drive go head to head with the OCZ Technology Vertex 2 240GB. In the US and in most parts of the world the Vertex 2 is recognized as baseline for all other SandForce drives to compete with. Here we see the MemoRight lagging behind the Vertex 2, but the results aren't as clear cut as they seem.
Later firmware releases from SandForce and their partners have reduced the write speeds in some of these synthetic tests, so comparing the Vertex 2 with early firmware to the FTM-25 with the latest firmware is not as cut and dry. We will focus on the real world performance later in this article, an area where the new firmware shines brightly.
The write speed of the MemoRight FTM-25 is consistent with other SF-1200 controlled drives we've reviewed in the past.