ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used
today. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It
measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the
data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with
the default runs of 0.5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes with the total
length being 256mb.
Benchmark Results: The Corsair Force 100GB drive shows outstanding performance here. Just about every metric met or exceeded what Corsair had provided in their information packet which is a treat! It also exceeded Sandforce’s read/write specifications by 6-7% in writes and 9-10% in reads. I have a feeling this drive may be able to do more but is hitting the ceiling of the 3.0Gb/s SATA II bandwidth. Below is a reference for other drives we have tested recently.
AS SSD Benchmark
We have been running the AS SSD Benchmark app for nearly a year now and found that it gives a broad result set. Many testers are using the 4k file size read/write results for the IO Meter benchmark which is a old tool and the AS SSD benchmark essentially shows the same metric in its results set. The programmer worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates so it you use it, show him some love.
Benchmark Results: The 4k results, which people tend to focus on, have a good showing here and the overall score of 460 is a very good score. The Vertex LE drive we tested with the SF-1500 controller had very similar numbers.