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 results are good, but definitely not up to the specs of the drive. This is a software issue as the drive performed well in other tests.
Up next is the write benchmark.
Since the release of HDTune 3.5 there has been a new Random Access test added to the software. 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. Finally we have the file benchmark.
Very good results here topping out at 520MB/s read and 475MB/s write.