How about Roadkil.net’s Disk Speed? A nice little program if your hard drive test isn’t listed under the device manager.
Also check your computer’s hard drive with CheckDiskGUI.
Measure your hard drive speed using Winsat
When tweaking your computer, you can use typical utilities found in one of our most active posts or you can use Winsat. Winsat will not give you fancy graphs but it will give a Windows rating and a time to complete specific tests. This can be a way of measuring your drives between tweaks.
At a command prompt run the following tweak as an administrator:
winsat disk -drive c (you can substitute c with the drive letter of your choice)
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Check your hard drive with CheckDiskGUI (Credit to Bill Mullins for finding this)
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