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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.
From: Developer's Page
After giving the Seagate FireCuda 510 1TB a clean format 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 and has been around for a really long time, 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 658.8MB/s according to HD Tach, this score was much lower than I had expected. The read speed fluctuated consistently as you can see in our screenshot above. For comparison, the Western Digital Black SN750 NVMe SSD 1TB came in at 1446.4MB/, while the Patriot Viper VPN100 512GB that features the same controller and similar flash memory as the FireCuda 510 posted 1666.9MB/s. For most NVMe solid state drives, we typically look for something that is faster than 800MB/s. From our experience, most drives do not crack the 400MB/s line. 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 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 126.96.36.199
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8