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.
Reading sequentially across the drive with a single request produced an average speed of just over 413MB/s.
Writing sequentially across the drive with a single request (i.e. no NCQ) we achieved an average speed of 414MB/s. This is just a little over the read speed and makes the Strontium HAWK a very balanced drive when working with compressible data. We'll look at incompressible data a little further on in the review.