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Read world HD performance tester

Last response: in Storage
December 8, 2006 5:01:19 PM

I want to test my HDs for read and write speeds. I see these reviews saying that HDs similar to mine (meaning same RPMs, size) reading and writing at speeds much faster than mine (or so it seems).

What's a good app to test my HDs and is there a database where I can find average performance benchmarks for HDs? I know TG has some but none of my HDs are on there.
December 8, 2006 6:09:21 PM

You can use PC Wizard for benchmarking all of your components, however the graphics test is extremely basic.
December 14, 2006 9:06:23 AM

I don't know about databases but I find that HDTune is a fantastic tool for benchmarking and troubleshooting hard drives. It will do data transfer benchmarks, seek time benchmarks, full surface scans and display SMART values.
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