How to Perform a Speed Test

The Speed Test within Drive Genius will determine how long it takes to read data from a given block on the drive. The read speed determines how fast the drive will be able to retrieve and use the data stored within the drive. The faster the read speed the faster you can access and use data from that drive.

To perform a speed test for a particular drive:

Select the drive from the left of the Drive Genius Window that you’d like to perform a speed test on, then select the ‘Speed’ utility in the Speedup section of the feature window as shown below.

Drive Genius Hard Drive Speed Test

Press the ‘Start’ button to begin the speed test. The Results of the speed test will be displayed at the bottom of the screen indicating the Read Speed of the drive tested, as shown below.

Drive Genius Hard Drive Speed Test