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 gained popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.
As we've already stated, the Plextor 128GB drives are good. Here we see the sequential read performance and it averaged over 450MB/s.
The sequential write performance emerged at 322MB/s with the minimum and maximum close to the same range.
HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes
Here we see a trace right after a controlled set of random writes to the drive. The read performance stayed fairly steady, but the write speed was all over the place. The write performance was also higher than the read performance.