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    HD Tach Alternatives

    HD Tach is described as 'low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays' and is a Benchmark Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to HD Tach for Windows, Online / Web-based, and Mac. The best alternative is CrystalDiskMark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HD Tach are HD Tune (Freemium), UserBenchMark (Free), AS SSD Benchmark (Free) and PassMark DiskCheckup (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Aug 17, 2016
    HD Tach
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable...
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    1. Compact hard drive benchmark utility with large, simple, and easily readable read/write results.
      CrystalDiskMark vs HD Tach opinions
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      CrystalDiskMark is too dependent on where the OS decides to place the file, On a disk that's nearly full, it can place it near the end where the performances is much slower that at the beginning of the disk
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

    2. HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and more!.

    3. UserBenchmark is a free all-in-one benchmarking application. Benchmark your CPU, GPU, SSD, HDD and USB Drives then compare results with other users and see which parts you can upgrade together with the expected performance improvements. CPU benchmarks bias toward Intel.
    4. With AS SSD Benchmark you can determine your SSD drive's performance by conducting several specific tests.
    5. PassMark DiskCheckup allows the user to monitor the SMART attributes of a particular hard disk drive. SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a feature on a computer's hard disk for providing various monitoring indicators of disk reliability.

    6. Anvil's Storage Utilities is a powerful tool that comes packed with many useful features for helping you test the performance of a solid-state drive or hard disk drive.
    7. Aja System Test is an application included with all KONA cards which lets you tune your system to the same high standards that developers do for the best performance.
    8. Macrorit Disk Scanner is a third party disk surface portable tool for scan disk bad sectors which provides you with better options and better performance than Windows native disk scanner.
    9. The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Measure your storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes.
    10. I want to know how fast are my disks really are, in a real life situations. Not in a synthetic benchmarking program that will display figures that I will never be able to meet.
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