Home » open source, system tools

CrystalDiskMark 2.2

by James 28 November 2008 No Comment

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



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 


Operating System 
Windows All

Download link

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.

Crystal_Clear_action_bookmarkCrystal_Clear_action_bookmarkCrystal_Clear_action_bookmarkCrystal_Clear_action_bookmark Crystal_Clear_action_bookmark_Silver

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

Subscribe to the full RSS feed to get the latest articles fast and easy!

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!


Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.