HD Tune Pro write benchmark problem

jsanthara

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I was attempting to benchmark my hard drive using HD Tune Pro, when I encountered an error. I ran the "read" benchmark with no problems, but when I attempted to run the "write" benchmark, I encountered the following error:

"Writing is disabled.
To enable writing please remove all partitions.
Please check the manual for more information."

The only other partition I have is the 100MB "system reserved" (Windows 7), and it is not assigned a drive letter. Did they really make it so you have to delete even recovery partitions in order to run a write benchmark test?

If this is the case, should I delete the system reserved partition? I've never used it before, and honestly I don't really know how that partition works/is useful.

If it makes a difference, the hard drive in question is a Hitachi 2TB, 7200RPM, SATA III (6Gb/s), 64MB Cache. (Deskstar 7K3000)
 

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Performing a benchmark write test corrupts the OS? It didn't occur to me but I suppose that makes sense. I guess I thought it could just perform the test on some free section of the drive. Well, thanks for clearing that up.
 

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