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by Rob Williams on May 8, 2006 in Hard Drives

There seems to be a problem that’s constant with computers throughout the years. That problem is not enough storage space to feed our habits. Whether or not you actually need *this* much storage, there’s no denying it’s supremeness.

HD Tach RW 3, HD Tune


HD Tach is one of my favorite storage benchmarks, mainly because it’s quite in-depth. It can give you a result for a burst rate, average and a latency.

Our WD 160GB beat out the Seagate 500GB slightly in the latency and average MB’s. The 500GB brought on incredible burst rates, however.

HD Tune 2.52

HD Tune is not just a benchmark, but a great tool for checking up on your drives health. Under the health panel, it will be able to tell you how many hours your hard drive has been running for. The benchmarking portion can give us similar info as HD Tach 3, but instead of a simple average, it can also give us a minimum and maximum.

This time around, the Seagate beat out the WD 160GB in the average MB/s area, but lagged short in the Min and Max. Again, a crazy Burst rate is exhibited here.



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