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.
This test normally shows just how inconsistent burst testing an SSD can be, but here we see the three 830 Series units in lock step with eachother. This could lead to some very consistent yet high performance results later on, but we’ll see that once we get there.
Here the 830s are able to saturate the SATA 6Gb/sec bus – just like the competition.