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 OCZ Vector 150 drives rocked in the HD Tune tests, with the 240GB drive coming out on top in terms of average transfer rates. Burst speeds, access times, and CPU utilization were also among the best.