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.
The SATA6 Testing was done using Crucial RealSSD C300 256Gb SATA6 SSD drive.
Benchmark Results: The ASRock Fatal1ty Professional P67 motherboard performed great in our HD Tach SATA III 6Gbps testing. The Fatal1ty Professional was able to pull out an Average Read of 324.3MB/s and an Average Write of 222.57MB/s. It wasn’t the fastest performance that we have seen but it was up there with the best of them.
HD Tune Pro 4.01 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes
many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting,
folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file
Benchmark Results: Coming off of a great performance in HD Tach, we were hoping for the same in HD Tune. We weren’t disappointed. The ASRock Fatal1ty Professional P67 motherboard was able to average 317.1MB/s in the read tests which is less than 2MB/s behind the top performing GIGABYTE P67A-UD7. The Averege Write speeds were sitting pretty at 220.37MB/s which is only .43MB/s behind the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4.