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[HDD Benchmark] Full Guide on HDD Benchmark Test on Windows

Updated by Cici on Feb 22, 2023

HDD performance is one of the most important factors affecting computer speed. HDD benchmark refers to testing HDD performance under different situations, and workloads, including the HDD read/write speed and performance status.

Many users highly demand HDD benchmarking. This article will provide a detailed and comprehensive HDD benchmarking solution, starting with the reasons for running a disk benchmarking test.

Why Do We Need HDD Benchmark

An HDD benchmark test means running a professional tool and checking a disk's read and write speed for various access scenarios. Running a disk benchmark test helps to evaluate the influence on your computer. And the HDD benchmark measures metrics such as sequential/random read speeds, processing times for I/O operations, and the reliability of the disk.

Running the HDD benchmark test has several main purposes:

  • Check if your disk is failing
  • Improve the efficiency of your hard disk and your computer
  • Find computer problems that need to be improved and fixed
  • Troubleshoot what is affecting your computer's performance and processor speed

In short, it is essential to run a disk benchmark test. HDD Benchmark is an effective way to ensure your hard disk's fast performance and storage speed. Read on if you want to learn how to run HDD benchmark tests and improve your computer's performance.

How to Run an HDD Benchmark Test

If you want to perform disk speed tests on Windows easily, EaseUS Partition Master is a full-featured partition management tool. It integrates several disk performance features and lets users view in-depth reports about their hard disks and information about improving performance.

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EaseUS Partition Master allows you to customize settings and offers the following features to help you perform HDD benchmark tests successfully:

  • Measure disk read and write speeds in sequential scenarios and random scenarios
  • Run disk I/O test and Delay to measure disk performance
  • Allows users to create test result reports and save data
  • Simple interface for all users, including novices

EaseUS Partition Master supports all Windows systems, including Windows 7/8/10/11 and Windows Vista/XP. Here are the steps to run the HDD benchmark test on Windows.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. And click the download button to activate the "DiskMark" feature under the "Discovery" section.

click the download button of diskmark

Step 2. Click on the drop-down box to choose the target drive, test data, and block size.

select a drive

Step 3. Once everything is configured, click "Start" to begin the disk test. Then, you can see the Sequential or Random read/write speed, I/O, and Delay data.

click start

EaseUS Partition Master can be used with a wide range of hard drives. In addition to the HDD benchmark, it is considered one of the best SSD Benchmark tools. As a powerful software, it has the following features:

If you encounter any disk difficulties or partition errors, you can ask EaseUS Partition Master for help.

The Command Prompt and Task Manager provided by Windows only allow you to test your hard drive's real-time read and write speed. And the tools do not support you in performing a completed benchmark test. The third-party tool is the best choice for accurately testing the speed of your hard drive.


After running the HDD benchmark test, you can make performance improvements to your drive based on the data. For OS boot drives, random read and write speeds are paramount. For mass storage drives, such as external hard drives and USB, sequential reads/writes are more important.

EaseUS Partition Master can provide accurate benchmark data. You can also export the data for analysis. If any slowdown issues arise, you can use the tool to perform data cloning, partition resizing, and formatting partitions. In short, EaseUS Partition Master provides a one-stop shop for disk partitioning.

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FAQs About HDD Benchmark

In this section, there are some additional questions about the HDD benchmark. These are frequently asked questions, and I have provided some short answers. I hope these answers will help you to solve your doubts.

1. How to benchmark HDD?

To benchmark HDDs, you need to choose a professional testing tool, and EaseUS Partition Master is a trustworthy and versatile software. In just three steps, you can easily benchmark your disk.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, find "DiskMark," and activate it.

Step 2. Set the target drive and the size of the test data.

Step 3. Click "Start" to start the test and wait a while to view the results.

This article provides a detailed step-by-step guide with pictures. You can check the article for more precise instructions.

2. What is the fastest speed of HDD?

Typically, a normal HDD can read and write at speeds between 80MB/s and 160MB/s, while an SSD can read and write data at speeds of 200 to 550 MB/s.

3. What is the benchmark in hard disk?

Benchmarking is running specialized software to measure the speed of a disk in different access scenarios, including sequential, random 4K, deep queue depth, and other speeds. The purpose of a hard disk benchmark is to generate numbers in MBps that summarize the speed characteristics of the disk.

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Updated by Cici

Cici has accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS. Now she has a detailed understanding of common computer issues, as well as computer backups and disk formatting management solutions.

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