HDTune is a great software program which covers all areas of our testing and does a great job of showing how capable this drive truly is.
We haven’t included the HDTune File Benchmark test because, for some reason, that specific test would not complete. Not being a normal result, we should mention that this has happened in the past and is simply a compatibility issue between the drive and the software. It, in no way, is any indication of the drives quality.
On the contrary, the above results show that this SSD is very comfortable running at the SATA 3 level and the chart line at 500MB/s in the ‘Benchmark’ test is the smoothest we have ever seen. Many may remember our views that the smoothness in the line can relate to how well suited this SSD is for the system and we have seen some results that look like a heartbeat; these having been solved most of the time as a result of an OS adjustment.