Testing storage performance with HD_Speed

hdspeed_icon One of the eternal IT questions is “how fast that thing is ”. There are some very advanced software products that dominate in niche where professional overclockers compare their… things.

And there are numerous simple and effective utilities that give you fast uncomplicated answers. HD_Speed is one of such for measuring computer storage performance.

What it does

App has simple single-screen interface. You can choose which device to scan and type of test. I advise sticking with Read and staying away from write test, any destructive actions should not be performed to satisfy curiosity.


App uses native Windows functions so supports anything as long as OS sees it as drive – hard drives, optical drives, flash drives, etc. I think it should even work with network folder mounted as drive – might be interesting experiment to try.

Version chaos

Developer’s site lists as latest version, but download is actually version release (around year later) and pointing to completely different site. Not that someone should care but I was bit confused about that when doing my research for post and decided it’s worth mention.


Tiny, simple, efficient and completely portable . Just the way I like utilities to be.

Home http://www.steelbytes.com/?mid=20

Download http://www.steelbytes.com/?mid=20&cmd=download&pid=1

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  • Himanshu #

    Didn't know about this. I actually wanted sth like that to check my old desktop. Thanks Rarst for the mention.
  • Rarst #

    @Himanshu Glad you liked it. :)