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HD Tune Benchmarks

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.

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HD Tune's results look to be all over the map. However, the margins separating most of the drives are quite small in most instances and there is some variation between test runs with this benchmark, so please keep that in mind. With that said, as we've seen in our other testing thus far, the SandForce-based drives put up the highest transfer speeds of the bunch overall. It's also worth pointing out, though, that the drives using Micron NAND flash memory seem to offer the lowest latency.

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