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.
The first thing you might notice is our new 30GB to 64GB charts that are used in today's review of the ADATA S396 30GB SSD. I don't have a large collection of these smaller drives so the charts are going to start off slim.
Before we get started let's take a closer look at the drives in the charts. At the bottom is the Corsair Force (SandForce SF-1200, 40GB, around $80), then the Crucial m4 (Marvell BKK2, 64GB, around $85). ADATA is represented by two drives in the charts, the first is the S511 (SandForce SF-2281, synchronous flash, 60GB, around $108). Then we have our review product, the ADATA S396 (SandForce SF-2141, 30GB, around $60).
Our review drive is the lowest priced from the group and the newest to hit the market. While reading data from across the drive the S396 put together a tight group with an average read speed of nearly 240MB/s.
Writing data at high speeds is more difficult for smaller drives and drives without background garbage collection have an even harder time (SandForce based drives). The S396 put up an impressive 227MB/s write speed, but in just the second test is showing signs of fatigue dropping down to just 140MB/s at its slowest point.
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