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Screenshot of Parkdale 3.00, a speed testing app for the Windows operating system.
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The SZ Development
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Dec 11, 2019
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Fernando Ortega

Hard disk, optical disk benchmarking software with comparisons

A review of Parkdale by Fernando Ortega

Parkdale is a reliable disk benchmarking tool which tests the performance of both hard drive read and write speeds as well as the testing of CD-ROM and DVD devices.

The program is pretty easy-to-use and features a basic user interface which takes next to no time to get the hang of. The left side of the user interface provides a list of devices Parkdale can benchmark while the right side offers several options including block size, file size and a start button.

Of course, a useful feature of the application is the fact that you can be warned of any possible hard drive failure if the tests don't meet expectations. The application can compare results with others who have the similar hardware.

With Parkdale, you can select between two different modes of benchmarking; FileAccess which uses the filesystem of Windows or BlockAccess with does away with Windows' own features.

You can use Parkdale to benchmark a whole array of different drives not limited to internal hard drives, SSD drives, external USB drives and more.

Once all of the options have been selected, you can go ahead and benchmark your preferred drive.

In the end, Parkdale can be a useful utility for testing the performance of connected drives and give you some knowledge about how fast your hardware really is.

Parkdale is software which can benchmark hard drive speed.

Parkdale on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from hard drive software without restrictions. Parkdale 3.00 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows 10 PCs but also without a hitch on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Compatibility with this speed tester software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from The SZ Development.

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Parkdale has been picked by our editors as good software.
Parkdale has been tested for viruses and malware.
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3.6 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.

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Download Details

System Architecture:
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit
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