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 Vector 180 480GB drive we tested put up some good numbers in the HD Tune benchmark. It trailed the Samsung drives in the average transfer rate, and access time tests, but outpaced all of the other drives in the burst rate test.