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Synthetic: HD Tune Pro 5.0
HD Tune is still primarily an HDD benchmark, but we include it as an alternative for those consumers that prefer it for one reason or another. The free version does not perform write tests, but otherwise is available for free here.
HD Tune has always produced differing results compared to other synthetic programs, and this time is no different. There is clearly something about the Intel 335 that HD Tune likes, as it does very well in the sequential read test and performs second only to the Vector in the random access tests. Just as with AS SSD, access latency times are also favorable.