Great source for benchmarking
This excellent Russian web site has an excellent collection of
Windows disk benchmarking tools. This is very useful for evaluating
disks for Oracle databases on Windows platforms:
Fujitsu ATA Diagnostic Tool
159KbThis is a diagnostic tool to help customers speedily verify whether
their Fujutsu hard drive is operating correctly.
Fujitsu SCSI Diagnostics
SCSI Diagnostics is a simple and reliable SCSI diagnostic tool
developed by Fujitsu verifying the condition of your Fujitsu SCSI
Hard Disk Drive. It checks S.M.A.R.T. information and performs a
series of tests.
IBM-Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
1.9MbThe Drive Fitness Test (DFT) provides a quick, reliable method to
test SCSI and IDE hard disk drives.
Maxtor Powermax 4.09
936KbThe Powermax utility is designed to perform diagnostic read/write
verifications on Maxtor/Quantum hard drives.
OS: Win9x/Me/NT/2k/XP, DOS
70KbSCSIMax is a diagnostic utility for all Maxtor/Quantum SCSI hard
disk drives supporting Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting
Technology (S.M.A.R.T). This test will determine hard drive
integrity in a short period of time, with a high degree of
Quantum Data Protection System
108KbQDPS is a diagnostic utility for Quantum SCSI hard disk drives
supporting S.M.A.R.T. technology.
Samsung Diagnostic (SHDiag)
FreewareThis program is used to diagnose the disk when the SAMSUNG hard disk
models) is suspected to have failures. It is strongly
recommended to back up your data before using this program!
Samsung Drive Diagnostic Utility (Hutil)
187KbHutil (The Drive Diagnostic Utility) is made with the aim of testing
a Samsung hard disk drive while it is installed inside a PC,
regardless of the status of user's operating system.
FreewareSeaTools Suite is Seagate's exclusive disc drive diagnostic software
designed to troubleshoot most Seagate hard drive issues. It consists
of 3 versions: Online, Desktop and Enterprise.
Western Digital Data Lifeguard
1.5MbWestern Digital Data Lifeguard was written specifically for Western
Digital EIDE hard drives.
Western Digital DLG for Windows
This is a Windows version of the Data Lifeguard Diagnostics utility.
The utility can perform drive identification, diagnostics, and
repairs on a Western Digital FireWire, EIDE, or USB drive. In
addition, it can provide you with the drive's serial and model