HD Tune - Tutorial: Test and evaluate the performance of your HDD

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HD Tune - Tutorial - Test and evaluate the performance of your HDD

HD Tune allows you to test , analyze and monitor your hard drive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T. S.M.A.R.T).

HD Tune

Simply download and install HD Tune.

Benchmark your HDD

  • Close all applications and a maximum of background tasks and processes .
  • Click on "Benchmark" > Scan.
  • Avoid using the mouse during the scan.

Get information on hard drives

  • Click Info to access features and details of the selected drives.

Monitor the status of hard drives

  • Click on "Health" to check the SMART status of your HDD.

(S.M.A.R.T définition)
Warning:: The SMART status of your HDD may be wrongly detected as 'Bad'.
  • Use the SMART tool provided by the manufacturer of hard disk.
  • In most case you should get a SMART status "OK".


  • Just click on "Error Scan" and click "Start" to launch the SCAN scan.

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