Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB Review (Page 6 of 8)

Page 6 - Benchmark: HD Tach

About HD Tach

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

From: Developer's Page

While HD Tach's sequential read performance is more of a 'drag race' approach to evaluating storage performance, it still provides valuable insight into how good a drive is compared to the next. From that above, I was able to pull an impressive 231.1MB/s sequential read speed in a flat line. This is pretty much SSD level, and a statistical tie with the Supersonic Magnum -- if you look at HD Tach results for SandForce SF-1222 based drives in our previous reviews (See: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB review, OCZ Vertex 2 160GB 25nm review, G.SKILL Phoenix EVO 115GB review), it is strikingly close. It is also quite a bit faster than the DataTraveler Ultimate G2's results of 184.3MB/s in the same test. For what it's worth, this is probably not going to be indicative of real life performance by any means, but at the end of the day, these numbers are certainly something we would not even have dreamed of three years ago.

Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Conclusion