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.
Similar results to HDTach here.
Now we’re talking! The new VelociRaptor clips past 200MB/sec sequential transfers at the start of the disk. Finally a HDD exceeding the SATA 1.5Gb/sec (first generation) throughput spec.