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HD Tune

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "It does what I needed done."

    April 1, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good troubleshooting tool"

    April 4, 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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