Best Hard Drive Tester: Test Hard Drive Speed Easily and Safely

Whenever you find your hard drive behaves slow, it’s time to test the speed of it. In this post, you will get a professional hard drive tester to test hard drive in an easy and safe way and know how to optimize it accurately.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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How can I test my hard drive?

"I just built a new system and am trying to see how to best make use of my two HDDs. I am wondering if there is any hard drive tester I can use to test the read/write speeds of my hard drives to decide which I should use for the various applications. Any ideas?"


It's admitted that the disk performance will affect your experience when using a computer. A faster read and write speed of the hard drive lets you run your PC smoothly and work efficiently while a slow read/write disk speed slows down your working process.

Therefore, you can test hard drive speed on your own to know when is the best time to take the next step. After testing, you could determine whether to optimize your hard drive via various means or upgrade the current slow hard drive to a new and faster disk drive.

Windows built-in hard drive tester leads you to see the results of your disk speed by opening Task Manager, clicking "Performance", and selecting the target drive.


However, some users think they can only get a rough speed of their hard drives from Windows Task Manager. It's not enough for them to take further measures. To this end, turning to third-party hard drive test software makes a difference.

What's the best hard drive tester?

There are many hard drive testing software available to help you test hard drive speed. Some perform the speed test roughly and some carefully. To easily check the disk speed and know the results, a reliable and powerful hard drive tester named AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional should be the first choice.

◤ It's easy to use and has a user-friendly interface. Only with several clicks can you finish the hard drive speed testing.

◤ It's the hard drive tester software with different options. It has two testing modes: Simple mode can test your disk in a general and rough way while Pro mode gives your hard drive comprehensive and detailed testing. Moreover, the testing results can be displayed to a clipboard, text, or screenshot.

◤ It has versatile and multiple features. When you can select the target drive, you can decide on the testing speed, file size, test number, and duration. And then you can also set the test type: random and sequential, block size, queue number, and thread number.

How to test hard drive speed in Windows 11/10/8/7?

Download the demo version of this hard drive tester software and follow the stepwise guide on testing the speed of hard drives on a Windows computer.

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Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Select the target disk, click "Test" menu and choose "Disk Speed Test".


Part 1. Simple Mode

Step 2. The Simple Mode is selected by default, you can click "Start" to begin testing.


Step 3. Wait for a while, you can see the result directly and you are able to export the result in different forms.


Part 2. Pro Mode

Step 4. Or you can click "Pro Mode" to test hard drive comprehensively.


Step 5. In the new window, you can change the default settings as your wish: Partition, Average/Maximum speed, Size, Test Number, and Duration. After everything is set, click "Start" to begin testing the hard drive.


Step 6. When the test gets done, you can see the result directly on the interface, and also you can export the result as you like.


As you can see, you will get more information about your hard drive speed if you use professional hard drive test software like AOMEI Partition Assistant.

More than a simple hard drive tester: Make your hard drive run faster

After testing, if you find your hard drive runs slower than before or does not perform as well as you expect, you may be eager to know how to optimize your hard drive. Luckily, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is not a simple hard drive tester but also a practical hard drive optimizer.

If your hard drive is HDD, you can perform disk defrag or extend system partition. If your hard drive is SSD, you can secure erase SSD or align 4K SSD partitions. And if nothing changes after applying the optimization method, you can check disk health to see whether there is an error on the disk.

Due to the passage limitation, we'll show you how powerful AOMEI software is in boosting disk performance by taking disk defrag as an example.

Step 1. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant, right-click the target disk and select "Disk Defrag".


Step 2. In the "Disk Defrag" Window, click "Defrag" to directly defrag the disk or partition, or click on the "Schedule" button to make the disk defragment regularly.


Step 3. Now, you can choose which drive to defrag and decide whether to run a defrag daily, weekly, or monthly. Then, tick "Conditions" and click "Define" to consider presetting on what conditions to defrag.


Step 4. Here, you can set the rate of fragmentation to trigger the schedule to defrag your disk. And there is "minutes" for idle time, this is to make sure the program won't hurt the data of other programs. Click "OK" to save all settings.



From what has been discussed above, you can find the best reliable hard drive tester to test hard drive speed in a general or comprehensive way. In addition, this hard drive test software is also a disk optimizer. Apart from the functions we mentioned above, it still offers other optimization methods such as cloning HDD to SSD, moving programs/files to another drive, wiping hard drive, migrating OS to SSD, etc.

If you want to commit these operations in Windows Server, please switch to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server, which is designed for Windows 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008 users.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.