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BenchMe Build 906

A small but capable drive benchmarking tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 09 October 2013
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BenchMe Build 906
A small but capable drive benchmarking tool

BenchMe is a compact free application for benchmarking storage devices (hard drives, USB keys, memory cards and more).

The program has a very basic interface. All you can really do is click the arrow to the right of the Start button, choose the physical device or drive you'd like to benchmark, and then wait for the results.

There's still a fair amount of functionality here, though. So BenchMe highlights drive capabilities, for instance, letting you see whether the device supports S.M.A.R.T., acoustic management, native command queuing, tagged queuing, and more. The program also measures the device's I/O Operations per second (IOPS) and device access times. And, perhaps most usefully, BenchMe plots read speed for data blocks across the device, as well as highlighting the minimum and maximum speed.

You can view all these results in the program window (see the screen grab for an example). There's also a Print button, or you can opt to copy the image to the clipboard, in various sizes.

We did have one problem with BenchMe. For some reason it was unable to detect our drive capabilities, and so they were all greyed out on the report screen.

We're not sure whether that's a general issue, though, or just something specific to our hardware setup. And otherwise BenchMe proved a capable benchmarking tool, straightforward and easy to use.

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A quick and easy tool for checking a drive's performance, comparing drive speeds and so on

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Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 (v11.0.6)

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Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 is a compact, simple, but surprisingly feature-packed disc burning suite.

The program makes it easy to create simple data discs and audio CDs, for instance: just drag and drop your files onto the list area and you'll be burning the finished disc in a couple of clicks.

That's just the start, though. Burning Studio 2013 can also create data discs with customised, interactive multi-page menus, perfect if you'd like a more professional way to share and present the disc contents.

A built-in backup tool allows you to create backups which may be encrypted, compressed, and span several CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.

And there are modules to create VCD or SVCD video projects; burn video DVDs or Blu-ray discs from prepared folders; create, browse or burn disc images (ISO, CUE/ BIN and Ashdisc formats are supported); copy discs, erase them, design and print disc covers, labels and booklets, and more.

The focus throughout is on ease of use, though, and so Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 remains very straightforward, whatever you're doing. Most disc projects are created via the same simple interface, and for the most part all you have to do is drag and drop the necessary files. But experts will find more advanced options are only a click away, and if you need to then you can set ISO and UDF version, enable Joliet, make a disc bootable and more.

Note the download here will take you to the Downloadcrew Software Store where you can download Burning Studio 2013.

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