Testing – HDTune Pro
HDTune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. Keep in mind it is a single-threaded application though. Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive.
As you can see the drive performed the best out of all the SATA 6Gb/s drives, although it was not up to the specs of the drive. This has to do with the HDTune software itself. Up next we have the write benchmark.
Now we have the Random Access test. This test measures the performance of random read and write operations. Tests are taken in 512b, 4KB, 64KB, 1MB, and random file sizes. The performance of the drive is reported in operations a second (IOPS), average access time and average speed. Here are both the results from the read and write random access tests.
We like to see over 5000 IOPS for the 4k test here and the drive did over that on both read and write tests. Finally we have the file benchmark.
Great results here about 525MB/s read and 475MB/s write.