Benchmark your Hard Disk with Crystal DiskMark
Crystal DiskMark is a simple tool that can be used to benchmark the hard disk drives and flash drives. It is a very effective tool in measuring the read/write speeds of the drives for various sizes.
It evaluates the performance of your hard drives based on two tests – the sequential read/write test and random read/write test. You can select the drive to test, the number of test and the size of the data to test which can be 50MB, 100MB, 500MB and 1000MB. The results are then displayed in two columns. The interface is simple and minimalistic. There are not much options or other functions that you can configure other than theme and language.
The tool requires no installation and can be directly executed. It would have been nice if there were some more features in this. But still, it is useful for performing some basic tests on your drive. It works on Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista.