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About HD Tach 22.214.171.124
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.
After giving the Lexar NQ100 480GB a clean format and ensuring alignment and everything is correct, I fired it up for some testing in HD Tach. While HD Tach is more of a drag race than a clear indication of real-life performance, it is an excellent storage performance reference among SSDs with the same controller and has been our favorite benchmark long before hard drives even cracked the 50MB/s mark. The average read speed came out to 413.1MB/s, which is comparable to other drives at a similar price range. For a more direct comparison, this speed was faster than the Crucial BX500 480GB, which came in at 383.1MB/s. The NQ100 480GB fell behind the Patriot P200 512GB though, which posted 486.3MB/s. The burst speed was measured at 469.8MB/s, which is about average for a solid state drive. At the end of the day, HD Tach may not be the best test for solid state drives all the time, but these results are always interesting to look at.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 126.96.36.199
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: PCMark 10