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Vantec NexStar Vault NST-V290S2 2.5-inch HDD Enclosure (Page 6)

By Chris Ramseyer from Nov 12, 2009 @ 22:33 CST
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Vantec

HD Tune Pro

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00
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
- Temperature display

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.


Read Tests

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The NexStar Vault uses USB 2.0, so data transfers are limited to 35MB/s or less. Here we see the system transferring data at 33.5 MB/s and doing so with consistency. There is nothing more we can ask of a product that uses USB 2.0; it would have been nice to have an eSATA option, but the USB on the Vault is as good as it gets.


Write Tests

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USB 2.0 has a lower write speed than read and here we see that in practice. It is impossible to get more out of USB 2.0.

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