Check Read and Write Speeds of Hard Drive, CD-ROM, Network Servers

Read speed is the rate at which data is transferred from a disc to a computer. Write speed is the rate at which data can be written to a disc. The higher your speeds the faster is your data transfers. There may be times when you may want to find out the Read and Write speeds of you Hard Drive, CD-ROM or Network Servers. To do this, you can take the help of this very useful freeware called Parkdale.

parkdale read write speed Check Read and Write Speeds of Hard Drive, CD ROM, Network Servers

Read and Write Speeds

Parkdale is free tool to measure and test Read and Write Speed of Hard Drive, CD-ROM, Network Servers, etc. Simply select the drive and click on Start to run the test. The transfer rate is displayed in KB or MB per second. You can also adjust the blocksize used to access the disk.

The program has two different modes:

  • BlockAccess – The test data is read from/written onto the disk directly without using the filesystem.
  • FileAccess – The test data is read from/written into a normal file using the filesystem.

Several comnmandline options are also available. All options are shown if the program is started with ‘-?’.

Parkdale free download

You can download Parkdale from its home page.

Know of any more such freeware to measure read-write speeds? Please do share in the comments.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com. Please create a System Restore Point before trying out any software & be careful about any third-party offers while installing freeware. Add me on Google+.
  • http://techgopal.com TechGopal

    really nice tool…….
    i will try this……..

  • Myhorsehasalargewang

    Would help if a proper download link was provided rather than these crap adverts, people really need punching in the eye these days

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