Measures both sustained and burst data transfer rates of your hard disks, cd/dvd-roms, flash cards/sticks, floppys

HD_Speed is one of the software solutions designed to help you determine the speed of your hard disks, relying on a very easy to ease interface with just a few features.

The application isn't a complete benchmarking tool, but just a way to test the hard disks and measure sustained and burst data transfer rates.

Although it's not quite addressed to beginners, the interface makes the whole thing a breeze, so there are only a few things to configure before starting the main test.

You can for example pick the drive you wish to test, the block size that will be used during the procedure, the testing mode and whether you want to test burst rate and log results to file.

Afterward, you are ready to start the test and let the app work its magic. Even if you may be amazed by how smooth everything goes after pressing the 'Start' button, it's better to avoid using the computer until the test is completed.

One of the things we missed the most during our test was a help section to guide less experienced users through the whole testing procedure.

A single test took around 10 minutes during out test, but this obviously depends on the hard disks capacity and on their speed when it comes to reading data.

Probably the ace up its sleeve is the fact that the app is being delivered as a very light package, so it takes just a few seconds to download and run it.
Operating system:
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / NT

Program specification:


    Technical details:

  • Version:
  • File size: 84 KB
  • File name: HD_Speed_ENG_Win64.zip
  • Last update:
  • Platform: Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / NT
  • License: Freeware
  • Company: Steelbytes (View more)

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