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About HD Tach 18.104.22.168
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
After giving the OCZ Vector 256GB 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. With an average read speed of 329MB/s according to HD Tach in single disk configuration, this is the about average from our experience. The highest scoring SSD in HD Tach here at APH Networks is SanDisk's Ultra Plus 256GB we have reviewed last month. Normally, we expect a SATA 6Gb/s SSD to crack about 300MB/s to be considered the acceptable baseline. With that in mind, the OCZ Vector 256GB still managed to take out the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB in this test, with that being 309.5MB/s.
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 22.214.171.124
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage