Testing – HDTune Pro
HD Tune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive. Since the release of HD Tune 5.00 both the read and write benchmarks have varied quite a lot, even with drives that have practically the same components so don’t take these results as your deciding factor for purchasing this drive.
As you can see from the graph we have a very solid read across the drive, although the speed is under the advertised speeds. Again this had a lot to do with the testing software. Now for the write test.
The write test was a little more erratic as of course we are actually writing data to the drive. The drive performed very closed to the advertised write speed of 290 MB/s.
Since HD Tune Pro 5.0 the file benchmark is actually 2 tests now. The first is the normal file benchmark we are used to seeing that tests different transfer speeds over specific file lengths.
As you can see the drive performs right up to its specifications. The newly added file benchmark also tests a file size (500MB for our test) and gives you sequential read and write speeds. It also gives you IOPS for 4KB random single and 4K random multi.
Great results here again, right up to specifications.
HD Tune also has a set of extra tests. Here are the results of those for both read and write.
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