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I have just ordered my first SSD, and I want to run some tests on my current HDD now, and then run the same tests again once I get my SSD up and running in a couple of days, so I can see in detail how faster the new SSD is.

Can you recommend a (or a number of) good hard drive benchmarking tools for this sort of task?

Thanks

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A good one for HDDs is HDTUNE.

Overclockers seem to like AS SSD.

I've read mixed reviews on benchmarking SSDs, but a test or two shouldn't kill it.

Probably the best upgrade you can make to any modern system.

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Thanks, got a 3 year warranty with it, so as you say a test or two shouldn't do too much damage. –  JMK Dec 9 '12 at 18:42

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