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About HD Tach 188.8.131.52
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
Now, it is the time for good old 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 between hard drives for more than the last decade. Back in the days, if your average speed exceeded 60MB/s, you have a seriously fast drive. Where does the Western Digital Red WD60EFRX 6TB come in? With an average read speed of 176.5MB/s, and tested random access time of 11.7ms, this is mind-blowingly fast for a 5,400RPM mechanical hard drive. But how does it compare against the competition? The 7,200RPM Deskstar NAS 4TB came in at 158.0MB/s, while the Red Pro WD4001FFSX dropped in at 166.5MB/s. For other 6TB drives, the Black WD6001FZWX clocked in at 217.8MB/s, and the Red Pro WD6001FFWX pulled 227.6MB/s in the same test. Again, it was ahead of the WD Red Pro 4TB in linear tests like this, as we have seen on previous pages, and undoubtedly incredibly fast by current standards.
1. Introduction, Features, 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 184.108.40.206
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. NAS Performance, Power Consumption