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CrystalDiskMark Portable 6.0.1

A useful portable hard drive benchmark

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, 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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Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 19 November 2018
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CrystalDiskMark Portable
A useful hard drive benchmark

CrystalDiskMark is a portable tool which measures read and write performance for your chosen storage device.

The program supports four tests: "Seq Q32T1" (sequential read/ write with multiple threads and queues), "4K Q32T1" (random read/ write with multiple threads and queues), "Seq" (sequential read/ write with a single queue and thread) and "4K" (random read/ write with a single queue and thread).

If you know what you're doing, you can tweak the queue and thread numbers, change the test data, interval times, the test data file size, and more.

But even if you're clueless about most of that, CrystalDiskMark is still very usable. At a minimum you can just choose the drive you'd like to assess (standard hard drives are supported, including network drives, but USB and optical drives are not), hit "All!", and wait for the tests to run.

Once the benchmark is complete, you're presented with read and write speeds in MB/s for each of the four tests (or just the one you selected).

Your results may be saved to disk or copied to the clipboard for reuse elsewhere.

This is the portable version of CrystalDiskMark.

Verdict:

CrystalDiskMark is a very simple benchmarking tool, with only basic reports, but an accurate engine (Microsoft's DiskSpd) and general ease of use earn the program a thumbs up from us.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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