HD Tune

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.55
  • Total Downloads:
    82,889
  • Date Added:
    February 12, 2009
  • File Size:
    627.57KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    391
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003

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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 14

1 stars

"Tons of firewall alerts and virus infected"

October 31, 2013  |  By EricyBoy

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

I have no pros to report on this.

Cons

When trying to download this software I got TONS of firewall alerts, then my antivirus reported that it blocked "luckyleap0816.exe" as being a virus.

Summary

Don't download it.

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4 stars

"So far a good program, but..."

May 25, 2013  |  By WookieeMonster

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Does all it says

Cons

Like sunsound2 complained, it does NOT monitor my external USB HDD temperature.

Summary

I'll keep looking

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4 stars

"It does what I needed done."

April 01, 2013  |  By achitea

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Nice little utility to get your HD information.
Runs on Win 7 just fine
Can benchmark drives for performance
Temperture, SMART item status

Cons

One small item. On my Seagate 1T it shows it as healthy yet yellow lines three status items--with no explanation what the yellow line means.

A built-in definition and OK operating ranges for the stats woulod be very helpful.

Summary

I am keeping it as my office gets warm in summer and I want to keep an eye on drive temps. Plus the cost was great (free)

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5 stars

"Great HDD Benchmarking tool"

April 29, 2012  |  By candreae

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Quick install, very accurate

Cons

can't get write speeds on the free version

Summary

All in all a good bit of software for getting a rough idea of various hard drive speeds.

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5 stars

"Check drive speed to see if it's slowing your system!"

March 22, 2012  |  By andrewbaggins

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Checks hard drive speed with large, medium and small files.
Can check all drives in your computer, even USB flash drives and external hard drives.
Shows temperature of internal hard drives.
Check for errors on the drive (wear and tear).
Can test slow/accurate or fast/rough guide.

Cons

Only checks speed for one size of file at a time.

Summary

Is your computer running slow? Is your several-years-old hard drive making Windows seem sluggish? Do you suspect it may be time to upgrade/install a new, faster drive? Did you just buy a fancy new SSD type drive and want to know how fast it is? This HD Tune utility program is just the thing to run a health and speed check on your hard drive(s). Drive speed varies depending on file size, so check the speed at, say, 3 different file sizes (or more) to get a good idea of overall performance. At the top of the HD Tune window click on the little yellow "gearwheels" icon, then on left-hand menu click on "Settings". Now you'll see a drop-down menu that lets you choose a file size. Suggest you test small file (4kb), medium (512kb), and large (4MB or 4096kb). Also take note of drive temperature at top of main window. If it's above, say, 38 C. then you need more airflow in your case or the drive is worn out! All in all, a handy utility to have around.

Updated on Mar 22, 2012

Typically, drive speed for small files (4kb) is much lower than it is for medium (512kb) and large (4MB) file sizes. A good, modern hard drive should manage a speed of 80MB/sec. - 110MB/sec. on large file size. An SSD drive will usually manage 220MB/sec. - 280MB/sec. on large file sizes.

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4 stars

"Great free utility!"

June 30, 2011  |  By Batchoy2

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Does its thing.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Small footprint- big job!

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5 stars

"Great free utility"

May 21, 2011  |  By RichUrm

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Has a very fast disk check, shows the temp in both C and F, gives info on each drive (don't know if it is all correct), and has a benchmark module. All very quick.

Cons

No cons yet.

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5 stars

"Good troubleshooting tool"

April 04, 2011  |  By John Parton

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

I was able to find the cause of a problem I was having a problem with.

Cons

None at this time.

Summary

This program has help me find the problem on two computers. One would reboot occasionally by its self and one that work fne until you rebooted. Both were heat related problems.

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4 stars

"Good Prog. needs to show temps for more than one hdd."

March 23, 2011  |  By sunsound2

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

Good Prog.

Cons

needs to show temps for more than one hdd.

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5 stars

"works great used for years"

February 26, 2011  |  By TOM RA

 |  Version: HD Tune 2.55

Pros

great user friendly

Cons

none great product

Summary

good product

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher EFD Software
Publisher web site http://www.efdsoftware.com
Release Date February 12, 2008
Date Added February 12, 2009
Version 2.55
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 627.57KB
File Name hdtune_255.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,889
Downloads Last Week 391
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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