This diagnostic tool gives your computer a proper tune-up by testing your hard drive's subsystems. We appreciate its thoroughness and its fully functional trial, but wished for a working Help file.
BurnInTest Standard's easy-to-read user interface will appeal to even the most novice users. You'll find intuitive command buttons, and a list of all of the subsystems to be scanned. A small screen pops up for each system and you can watch the detailed scan in progress. The whole scan process took about 15 minutes on average for our testers, but considering its thoroughness, that isn't overly long. We were able to save a log of the results to our location of choice, and print them. The extensive Preferences menu allows you to go into each subsystem and run individual tests, and even set test cycle times.
The only problem we encountered with the program was a faulty Help option, which might scare away novice users. Still, even users with some experience should be able to pick up this app. And not only do you get an ample, 30-day trial period with BurnInTest Standard, it also allows you to try all of its features without restriction, which is a definite plus in our book.
BurnInTest Standard can thoroughly exercises PC hardware in the shortest period of time so intermittent or hidden problems are found before they turn into a disaster. BurnInTest is a tool that simultaneously exercises all of the major components of a computer to test for endurance and reliability. The user can select hardware components to test and individually adjust the load placed on each one via slide bars. Each test reports results to its own window and results are summarized along with any errors detected in the main program window. A computer's major components (including CPUs, raw and formatted hard drives, tape/CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drives, sound and graphics cards, RAM, network connections and ports) can be tested at the same time. Results can be saved to disk, printed or exported as a graphical image.The standard version features test your single, multiple and multi-core CPUs, hard, solid state and flash disk drives, test your network, test your video cards and 2D/3D graphics, detailed system information reporting, and test scripting and automation.
What's new in this version:
Version 7.1 build 1009 updated CPU system information for newer CPUs, added system time zone information to activity trace logs, and corrected crash on start-up.