Windows Drive speed test HDD / SSD
Built into cmd for Windows is a neat utility for testing the raw speed of your HDD’s / SSD’s. Here we’ve tested two drives of different type namely Western Digital Green 2Tb HDD, Intel 128Gb X-25M SSD.
To run this utility on Windows, do the following:
- Open an elevated command prompt
Click Start Orb then type cmd in the search box
Right click on cmd and select Run as administrator, you may not have to do this and just run as normal, depending on your version and setup of Windows.
Tip: Open quickly: Windows Key + R, cmd enter
- In the Command prompt window, type winsat disk -drive
To test E: just type winsat disk -drive e
To test C: just type winsat drive (you do not need to type C here)
- Post the results here >>
WD 2Tb Green
Drive not being written to other than test
Intel 128Gb SSD
Worth noting the SSD was in C: drive operation so being written to whilst test was carried out. Performance probably slightly down because of it.
Even with the SSD being the drive in operation it is significantly quicker than the HDD.
I think the 3rd (last) column in the output may refer to the Windows Experience Index, seems to tally up.
OCZ 128Gb Vertex 4 SSD
This is running FW1.5 and in AHCI mode but still not achieving full performance.