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.
Access times and burst speeds were very good with the Intel SSD DC P4510 series 2TB and 8TB drives we tested according to HD Tach. Sequential transfers were also good here, though the drives finished about in the middle of the pack in the write test -- reads were somewhat better.