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MyDigitalSSD BP4 960GB SSD Review (Page 5)

By Chris Ramseyer | Jul 3, 2013 12:12 pm CDT
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: MyDigitalSSD

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

Temperature display

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.

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Looking at sequential performance a difference way, it's no surprise the BP4 achieves a higher peak sequential read rate.

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With ATTO we see different sized writes, but in HD Tune Pro we write to the entire span of the drive. This tells us a different story and not one that I expected to see. The BP4 keeps a much tighter group in the first write test across the span of the drive.

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

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It may seem excessive until we look at the results, but this is the third sequential write test. This test runs after a number of random writes to the drive. We learned in this test that write performance can dip to less than 50MB/s.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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