HD Tune Pro 3.00 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.
Benchmark Results: The Western Digital VelociRaptor was the victor in HD Tune! The burst speed of 179.4 MB/s on the VelociRaptor was 67.6% faster than the 107.0 MB/s seen on the 150GB Raptor. The random access time was 1.4ms lower on the VelociRaptor and the CPU usage was roughly the same. It should be noted that for this test that both were secondary drives on the same system. The average read speed was found to be 33.4% faster on the VelociRaptor!
64MB File Test
Benchmark Results: Running the built-in file benchmark test in HD Tune showed once again just how much more performance the VelociRaptor has to offer when moving 64MB files.