HD Tach RW; Version 188.8.131.52
HD Tach will test the sequential read, random access and interface burst speeds of your attached storage device (hard drive, flash drive, removable drive, etc). All drive technologies such as SCSI, IDE/ATA, 1394, USB, SATA and RAID are supported. Test results from HD Tach can be used to confirm manufacturer specs, analyze your system for proper performance, and compare your performance with others. HD Tach is very easy to use, quick, and presents data in easy to read graphs, including the ability to compare two storage devices on screen at the same time for easy analysis.
Using our 250GB Western Digital hard drive we tested both the abit AW9D-MAX and the Intel D975XBX2 to see if we could find any speed differences between the two motherboards. Both platforms scored roughly the same. There was no significant difference betwen the two motherboards when tested on HD Tach RW v3.0.1.
Just for fun we ran HD Tune 2.52 and again both boards were nearly identical, so just the abit AW9D MAX results will be shown below.