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.
Given its age and older firmware you might think the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS is about to get its behind handed to it by the new Vertex 4 and SandForce drives with newer firmware. You thought wrong.
When it comes to sequential reads and writes the Max IOPS is still down a little, but when SandForce releases 5.0.3, we'll see the performance pick up a bit.