HD Tach Testing
Simpli Software's HD Tach is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives, flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device being tested."
The Photofast G-Monster V5 continued its impressive performance in the HD Tach benchmark. Here, the G-Monster offered 223MB/s+ of read and write bandwidth, whereas the fastest of the other drives--the OCZ Vertex Turbo--peaked at about 212MB/s. The standard Vertex drive once again takes the third spot, with the Corsair P64 trailing the pack.