HDTune tests a similar level of features that HDTach does, but with a slightly different access pattern and thus can provide us with an additional set of benchmark numbers to compare between storage configurations. Here we can get the minimum, maximum and average transfer rates as well as the burst rates and access times. CPU utilization has proven negligible with modern processing horsepower, and is no longer included.
HDTune was less favorable to the Vertex 2 Pro, likely due to differences in it’s burst subroutine and the fact that the Pro is a non-caching drive.
Here the Vertex 2 looks more like its younger brother than the Colossus, which was able to peg HDTune across the board.
Once again we see that pesky 0.2 ms access time. This warrants further investigation. We haven’t seen a drive break 0.1 since the OCZ Apex.