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 more I play with this new firmware, the more it's growing on me. I've migrated my personal notebook over and really like the performance offered, and the fact that TRIM keeps the performance high. With TRIM working SandForce based drives don't fall into steady state because TRIM keeps the flash fresh.
In HD Tune Pro we read across the drive at 413MB/s on average and that only dipped to 406MB/s at its slowest point.
Writing across the drive produced an average speed of 407MB/s. The performance did drop down to 368MB/s at one point for brief moment.