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 GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 was able to edge out all of the other boards for the average read rates. Across three runs we hit an average of 311.7MB/s. Although, unfortunately the average write speeds weren’t up to par. The GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 was able to hit only 199.23MB/s which is 8.5% behind the ECS P67H2-A.
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: In HD Tune the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 had an average read speed of 291.93MB/s which is 1.75% behind the leader. The Average Write for the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 was the top dog with an Average Write speed of 220.8MB/s.