CrystalDiskMark – Disk Speed Benchmarking

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I generally assume my hard disks are fast enough to do virtually anything I need to accomplish, with the exception of video capture and rendering. One of the easiest ways to drop frames in a video capture project is to try to write video to a drive that can’t keep up. This is especially important with high definition video content, which is much more read and write intensive than standard definition video. CrystalDiskMark provides free disk speed benchmarking, so you can quickly see how fast read and write operations are to any drive on your system. You can run the test using multiple read and write operations to determine whether your drives are fast enough to keep up with any complex read/write operation. Nice visual results help you quickly see hard disk performance. [Windows 9x/2k/XP/Vista $0.00]

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