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TxBENCH: Benchmark software for storage

This benchmark software measures storage performances for SSD, HDD and other drives.
It not only measures the performance of storage easily but also performs detailed speed measurements based on specified access patterns and long-period speed measurements. It also allows you to see each drive's supported features, enabled features, and S.M.A.R.T. information.


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System requirements

System requirements
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
* The system requirements are compliant with the system requirements for the installed Windows OS
Target devices
SSD and HDD connected via Serial ATA, IDE (PATA), or USB
Features
- Basic benchmark
- Advanced benchmark
- Data Erasing (Secure Erase, Whole area TRIM)
- Drive Information (IDENTIFY DEVICE, S.M.A.R.T.)
- Disk Edit
- Self-test
- SSD Optimization
Limitations

Latest Version

    0.95 beta - download ( 1,163 KB )
    [ Changes ]
    Aug 22, 2013 - 0.95 beta
    - Added [SSD Optimization] feature which invalidates unused area of SSD using TRIM.
    - Made it possible to perform TRIM to SSD connected via a USB on Windows8.
    June 14, 2013 - 0.94 beta
    - Made a folder the basic benchmark target. (ex. network drive or NAS)
    - Fixed a problem that error handling of the Self-test was not correct.
    June 6, 2013 - 0.93 beta
    - Added language selection English - Japanese under [View]-[Language].
    - Added the Self-test feature in the Drive Information.
    - Added the Overwriting feature in Data Erasing.
    - Made a partition without an assigned drive letter the benchmark target.
    Fixed some issues, and added some new improvements.


Main Features

  1. Measures storage performances
    TxBENCH has both [Basic Benchmark] and [Advanced Benchmark] functions. [Basic Benchmark] allows you to easily measure storage performance. [Advanced Benchmark] allows you to measure storage performance with specified configurations. This software is the only software that measures storage performance using various methods.

  2. Measurement mode
    TxBENCH supports [FILE mode] and [RAW mode]. In [FILE mode], it creates a measurement file on the file system. In [RAW mode], it writes data directly on the drive's sectors. [FILE mode] and [RAW mode] are automatically selected depending to the state of the target drive.

  3. Measurement nearer to actual environment
    In [Advanced Benchmark], you can register 8 tasks, and configure various access settings (the Read/Write/Seek method, the Transmission size, the Alignment size, and Writing data). Depending the specified conditions, you can issue the FLUSH CACHE command, which force writes data in the cache, and TRIM (DATA SET MANAGEMENT) command only for SSD. These features enable you to measure performance nearer to the actual environment.

  4. Saving measurement results
    Measurement results can be saved as CSV files. You can specify update frequency of the result under [Advanced benchmark].

  5. Secure Erase function
    This function erases data (excluding the OS startup) from the drive. In the case of a SSD, it erases the data and easily reverts the SSD to its default state at the time of shipment.

  6. Detailed drive information
    This function displays various drive information, such as supported features, enabled features, and S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology). This information can be saved as a CSV file.

Basic Benchmark


Advanced Benchmark


Data Erasing


Drive Information