HD Tune 2.54 is a utility to measure your hard disks´ performance.
It shows detailed information about the health status, errors and temperature of your hard disks.
It also works with other storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks, iPods, etc.
HD Tune 2.54 requires Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 Server (logged on as an administrator), 10 MB of free disk space and a SCSI, SATA or IDE hard disk
The Benchmark tab brings you an overview of your disk. It reports its Transfer Rate, Access Time, Burst Rate, CPU Usage and Temperature. In the options screen you can select the temperature units (Celsius or Fahrenheit) and whether the temperature should be shown in the taskbar.
The Info tab lets you know other data, as Supported Features, Firmware Version, Serial Number, Capacity and Buffer.
Under the Health tab you will find a detailed health report of your disks.
Error Scan will check your disk for errors, pointing out where they have been found. Pressing the Start button the whole surface of the disk will be scanned for defects. Defects will show up as red blocks.