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.
The WD5000LPVT was quite competitive with all of the drives in our chart. Notably the new Scorpio Blue beats out the last gen WD5000BPVT by 17MB/s.
Western Digital has done some great work within the Blue series of drives. Seen above, the last generation Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT sits at 97MB/s on our charts at its peak. The latest generation we have here today improves on that by offering 114MB/s with its single platter design.