EFD Software's HD Tune is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more." The latest version of the benchmark added temperature statistics and improved support for SSDs, among a few other updates and fixes.
The HD Tune benchmark tells much of the same story CPU utilization and access times were right in line with the other drives we tested, but the Intel SSD 710 series drive's maximum transfer and burst rates trailed the competition.