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.
The 470 controller *really* did not mesh nicely with HDTune’s burst test, but we’ve come to discount
this test as it tends to be all over the place.
Sequential speeds are nipping at the heels of SandForce once again.