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.
We've learned that HD Tune isn't multi-threaded when it requests data so this sequential test does not take advantage of the Vertex 4s unique ability to read multiple steams quickly. With the first firmware release each request was limited to around 200MB/s. With the new firmware the 200MB/s limit has increased to around 310MB/s on average for the first request.
When it comes to writing data the Vertex 4 goes into weapons free mode, fire at will! There are a couple of things to talk about in this benchmark though, not everything is cut and dry here. HD Tune uses compressible data, so the drives based on SandForce controllers appear to have an advantage here. When working with compressible data that is the case, but the Vertex 4 does not slow down when using incompressible data, data that can't be further compressed. We'll look at the incompressible performance in a few pages.
Also, you may notice the Vertex 4 128GB's minimum performance of 187.3MB/s. With the new firmware we get a single dip about three quarters of the way through the test. This was the same on all three capacity sizes we've tested. The dip is very brief. If I were to guess it lasts for maybe a half to a quarter of a second.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Monster Hunter World launches January 2018
- Left Alive is Square Enix's shot at survival mech action
- Rocket League Autumn Update available September 28
- Synology introduces new XS, Value and Series NAS
- ASUS introduce the ROG Strix Fusion 300 gaming headset
- ad240ehdgmbox on m3a785gmh/128m mainboard?
- 8K benched: RX Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 Ti vs. TITAN Xp SLI
- AMD X399 TR4 Threadripper Motherboard Buyer's Guide
- Gigabyte System Information Viewer
- ASRock X399 Professional Gaming Motherboard Review
- In Win Launches 'Wood-infused' 305 Mid-Tower PC Chassis
- Micron appoints Anand Jayapalan as Storage Business Unit Vice President
- Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft announce expanded partnership for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Optimize system performance with new drive adapter
- Lian Li reveals new PC-Q39 tempered glass Mini-ITX tower