19463: Testing Hard Disk Speed with CrystalDiskMark

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Last update: 01-02-2022

Freeware utility to check hard disk performance


In some cases Acronis Support Representative may ask you to run a test of hard disk read/write speed.

CrystalDiskMark is a freeware utility for measuring disk performance.


Read the following instructions on using CrystalDiskMark to measure read/write speed of hard disk:

  1. Download CrystalDiskMark and install it;
  2. Run the application:

  3. Select the the following settings:
    • In the left drop-down list select number of runs: 1;
    • In central column select size to test: 50 MB;
    • In the right drop-down list select the disk whose speed you want to check:

  4. Press All to start the test:

  5. When the test ends, create a screenshot of the results and send the screenshot to Acronis Support.

More information

See also Creating Screenshots.