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 Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB put up some strong read numbers in HD Tune's sequential tests, though it lagged a bit in the burst test. Writes were a different story, with the Samsung SSD 960 EVO 500GB drive putting up middling numbers here.