8.0.5 Disk benchmark app for Windows

Tina de Pierre

Program that measures the read and write speeds of hard drives and solid-state drives, to evaluate performance.

Free and open source HDD benchmarking software download, reviewed by Tina de Pierre
App designed as a benchmark system for hard drive, enabling you to assess read - Screenshot of CrystalDiskMark
Quick and easy deployment - Screenshot of CrystalDiskMark
Put your HDD under the scope - Screenshot of CrystalDiskMark
Gets the job done fast - Screenshot of CrystalDiskMark
Uses little system resources - Screenshot of CrystalDiskMark

Hard drive disk benchmark and speed testing software.

CrystalDiskInfo is a small benchmarking application for hard drives. The software allows you to carry out a range of tests on your hard disk drive (HDD) to determine its reading and writing capabilities.

Getting started

The usage of the program is pretty simple and allows you to test the speed of connected hard drives. It uses different sizes blocks to test the performance. The results of these tests can help you detect any bottlenecks and assess whether or not replacing your disk is necessary.

The application was obviously developed with the user in mind, giving you the ability to measure both sequential and random read/write speeds while displaying all details in the main window. The interface is designed to make the app very user-friendly, so all the information you need is readily available.

Easily test the speed and identify bottlenecks on your HDD

Conducting the tests with CrystalDiskMark is a fast and straightforward process. The software needs just a few minutes to perform all the benchmarks, and it is recommended to close all other applications before starting the tests for the most accurate results. Despite the testing process, the tool does not put a tremendous strain on your processor or RAM, and it uses very little system resources.

What's important to note about CrystalDiskMark is that it allows you to manually select the number of test runs, the size of the test, and the drive to analyze. All you have to do is press the start button, and CrystalDiskMark will get started on all the tests. The results are displayed in a clear and concise manner, making it easy for users of any level to understand.

Our take

Overall, CrystalDiskInfo completes its tests without leaving much of a footprint in terms of CPU and memory usage but to get accurate results, it is recommended other applications remain closed.

Features of CrystalDiskMark

  • 4K read/write: Check HDD/SSD performance.
  • Command Line Version: Advanced usage options.
  • Compatible HDD/SSDs: Supports multiple disk types.
  • Easy to Use: Intuitive UI for quick results.
  • Graphical Display: Visualize results with charts.
  • Multi-Threaded: Simulate multi-threaded workloads.
  • Multi Queue Depth: Analyze workload performance.
  • Power Supply: Avoid sudden power failure.
  • Random read/write: Accurate measuring results.
  • Results Comparison: Compare with previous results.
  • Secure Erase: Wipe data securely.
  • Sequential read/write: High speed performance.
  • System Information: Displays system information.
  • Test Duration: Selectable test time.
  • Test Zone: Comprehensive disk testing.

Compatibility and License

CrystalDiskMark is released under the MIT License for the Windows operating system from drive utilities. This means you can download, install, run and share the program freely without any restrictions. The source code is also open which means anybody can freely modify this software.

Is CrystalDiskMark for Windows 10?

Yes. It can run on a PC with Windows 11 or Windows 10. Previous versions of the OS shouldn't be a problem with Windows 8 and Windows 7 having been tested. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Filed under:
  1. CrystalDiskMark Download
  2. Free Drive Utilities
  3. Open source and GPL software
  4. HDD Benchmarking Software
  5. Software for Windows 10
CrystalDiskMark has been picked by our editors as very good.
CrystalDiskMark has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested CrystalDiskMark 8.0.5 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.