I know it's been a while, but then Good things are worth waiting for
To enjoy a (not-so-) little gem. check out SiSoftware SANDRA (S
iagnostic and R
from SiSoftware Zone
. Drill down to hardware -> storage devices -> physical disks
, choose your physical disk from the drop-down list, and you should get something like
There's tons more info if you scroll down, many different hardware categories, plus several other functions besides hardware: benchmarking, software, performance tips, etc.
SANDRA links to SiSoft's product-database, so I don't know if the figure shown is a measurement or a specification, but it's certainly easier to interpret than HD Tune's scatter-graph. On top of that, the price is unbeatable.