HD Tune Pro is a hard disk utility and benchmarking utility for Windows. This tiny application allows you to scan your hard drives for errors or take a deeper look at several performance figures coming from the storage unit.
First off, a file test. We fire off 64MB of data comprising out of sizes ranging from 0,5 KB to 8 MB. Check it out. As you can see once we pass 32KB file size, the drive kicks in hard already pushing over 250MB/sec. Maximum peak writes are roughly ~500 MB/sec write while touching 525 MB read peaks, this is 100% as advertised.
And sure, for a non RAID storage unit that's just sick.
In HDTune we average out roughly 357MB/sec on sequential writes. We peak to roughly 372 MB/sec, that this is an immense task and test alright.
Write performance, Once we start to measure write performance we see figures reach a continued write performance averaging out at an average of 285 MB/sec with peaks to 339 MB/sec.
HD Tune Pro allows random access read and write testing, a feature not available in other software tools. Check out the 1MB READ performance topping 476 MB/sec. In bold comparison, a fast OCZ Vertex 2 SSD would push 260 MB/sec here.
Overall great write IOPS WRITE performance as well. We get 38MB/sec on 4KB files returned which is quite okay. Once we go larger in file-size and look at 1 MB performance, things pick up quickly again as we start to peak to 384 MB/sec.
Think about it, each second this drive can write 384 files with a size of 1 MB ... each second.
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