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Does anyone still use Iometer? It seems helpful, but I'm not sure if it's useful for the thing I am working on. I am trying create a benchmark computer performance test that can be run before and after a Windows Optimization program does its stuff (ex: PC Optimizer Pro or CCleaner). I want to be able to make a quick statement like "CCleaner makes the computer run 50% faster" or something along those lines.

Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It is used as a benchmark and troubleshooting tool and is easily configured to replicate the behaviour of many popular applications. (Wikipedia source)

Are there any newer tools like this one?

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Of course! Iometer is still considered a very respected standard benchmark tool, and it is still used in popular hardware reviews. If it provides all of the statistics you need, go for it!

If you're looking for newer tools, SiSoft Sandra is very popular among the benchmarking crowd:

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