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