HD Tach is a lightweight software solution that allows you to perform quick HDD benchmarks. You just launch the application, select the device you want to analyze, and let the tool do the job.
However, note that this app is a rather old one. It was released in 2004 and no additional updates have been released since then. Therefore, you might have to tweak your system a bit before you can run it. However, we’ll get into more detail in the following sections.
HD Tach’s list of system requirements
Although many of you wouldn’t expect an ancient tool like HD Tach to have a list of prerequisites, it does. However, it’s not as drastic as you’d imagine. Mainly, this program’s requirements revolve around your operating system. Let’s take a look:
- Supported operating systems: Windows 2000, Windows XP
And that’s the end of it. No hardware requirements, so you’re in the clear. However, note that if you attempt to run it on any other OS than the ones mentioned above, HD Tach won’t work. However, thanks to the latest advances in software, Windows’ compatibility mode actually works now.