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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 Western Digital Blue SN500 NVMe SSD 500GB a clean format and ensuring alignment and everything is correct, I fired it up for some testing in HD Tach. 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 560MB/s according to HD Tach in single disk configuration, this score was average in this class. Compared to the Toshiba RC100 240GB, this drive was still much slower and even slightly slower than the Gigabyte M.2 PCIe SSD as well. The Western Digital Blue SN500 NVMe SSD 500GB burst speed rating was also average at 560MB/s. Do keep in mind, this is still faster than most SATA-based SSDs, like the Crucial MX500 500GB, though not by a whole lot. 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 22.214.171.124
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8