There are many free Hard disk utilities to measure the performance of your hard drives. HD Tune is another freeware tool for Windows which is an hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive’s performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more. Apart from checking the performance, you can also benchmark the hard drive performance and then compare it at a later stage.
You can get detailed information about your hard disk using the tool. The info tab gives you details on firmware and serial information. You can also check for hard drive errors using the tool.
There is a pro version available with more features and functions. You can save the benchmark results as an image for future reference.