HD Tune is a benchmark used to calculate Transfer times, Access times, Burst Rate and CPU Usage of a hard drive. You can download HD Tune at www.hdtune.com. There are two versions of HD Tune, a pro and a free version. For the sake of this review, we have used the free version. (Pro Version does benchmark write speeds).
FinalWire's AIDA64 is a diagnostic and benchmarking tool. AIDA64 will be used for its Disk Benchmark tool with the test conducted using the Read Test Suite.
Crystal Mark is a disk benchmark software that features:
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The 1 and 5 Gigabyte files are placed on the desktop then sent to the SSD/HDD. This allows "Tinsel" the SSD/HDD to both read the file before transfer then write it to the SSD/HDD. Times are calculated in Seconds for the 1 Gigabyte file and Minutes and Seconds for the 5 Gigabyte file.