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CrystalDiskMark 2.2

by James 28 November 2008 No Comment

Overview
CrystalDiskMark is a free hard disk benchmarking tool that allows you to test the performance of your disks.

 

Review 

I downloaded CrystalDiskMark 2.2 because I was using another software from the same author, CrystalDiskInfo , and I was and still am quite happy with it. The main reason for using CrystalDiskMark is that I wanted to find out which is the fastest from the four hard disks that I have in my system.
The program is quite simple, just select the hard disk and run the tests. There are three types of tests: sequential read/write, random read/write with 512 kb files and random read/write with 4 kb files.



Testing a hard disk will only take a few minutes. I found out which is the fastest hard disk in my system, so I’ll use that one for the Windows XP “virtual memory”.

Version Tested 
2.2

Author
http://crystalmark.info/

Operating System 
Windows All

Download link
download

Summary
Crystal_Clear_action_edit_add You can use it to test USB sticks and external hard disk drives too.
Crystal_Clear_action_edit_add Easy to use, very easy to use.
 -   You can’t export the test results. You have to copy and then paste into a document.


Rating
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Verdict
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I’m keeping it, along with CrystalDiskInfo . These two provide all the info that I need about my hard disks.

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!

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