Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00
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 graphs here really speak for themselves. USB performance is excellent across the board. The eSATA result is a bit off, and despite repeated testing, I could never get it to produce numbers that were a bit more reasonable.
I'm chalking it up to Windows 8, but if you're looking to utilize eSATA, you might want to choose a different motherboard just to be safe.