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 performed very well in the HD Tune benchmark. It put up the best write score in the sequential test and the highest burst rate. It was also amongst the fastest drive in terms of access time.