HDTune v4.01 (*Updated*)
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.
Bursts are a tad better here, but this might be attributed to the newer version of HDTune.
HDTune 4.01 gives much more consistent (and realistic) results as compared to the older 3.50 version. We will be backfilling the rest of our data as we retest drives under the new version, but for now we will qualify these results by stating the LE was the only drive in this chart tested under the new HDTune and is not being judged fairly as compared to the others.
Here we see the same results as with HDTach.