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 Plextor M3 Pro produced a near perfect plot on the graph with very few ripples. The average speed recorded was just over 384MB/s which puts it a little faster than the Vertex 3 240GB when we reviewed it.
The sequential write speed is a little slower on the M3 Pro than it is on the Vertex 3 in this synthetic benchmark. HD Tune Pro uses compressible data. We'll look at incompressible data later in this review.