If you want to improve performance of your PC, then you may want to get a storage device like hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) that has a very high read/write data transfer rates. The operating system can read files from such a high performance storage device in a very short time and therefore the boot time as well as other performance is highly improved. This is why many PC gamers now prefer to have a system with the SSD installed. Some people who want to economize when building a PC, use HDD for storing files that they access very rarely and SSD for installing the operating system.
If you want to benchmark your storage devices for the sequential read/write speeds, then you can use the new CCSIO Benchmark tool. CCSIO stands for Cold-Cache Sequential I/O which basically means that it is not going to benchmark your storage disks for all kinds of reading and writing, but only for sequential (bytes are read or written one after another in a sequential order as opposed to jumping randomly from one place in the file to another) under cold-cache conditions (when all the file access cache stored by the Windows operating system for faster access to frequently accessed files is flushed).
Using this benchmarking tool is the easiest thing in the world. You have to close all the other programs that might be using your storage devices like the web browser, download manager, media player etc. After that you can just launch CCSIO Benchmark, choose the disk partition you want to benchmark and click on the Start button. You will see the benchmark results in a graphical manner and after the completion, you can also view the raw data and export the report to a file as well as take a screenshot to share it with your buddies.
Verdict: CCSIO Benchmark is a small benchmarking tool designed to quickly test your storage device for the maximum read/write speeds for sequential file access. It can benchmark all kinds of storage devices like HDD, SSD, network shares, RAM disks and more.
You can download CCSIO Benchmark from https://ccsiobench.com/.