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.
When going back to find products we have on hand to compare to the WD VelociRaptor I was surprised to see how thin our portfolio was. Still, we have some very good products on hand to give the Raptor a run for the benchmark crown.
The newest entry to the Raptor family is a very good performer and the first mechanical drive we've ever tested that doesn't dip below 100MB/s in the sequential read and write test.
The writes and reads nearly mimic each other in HD Tune Pro and also HD Tach.