ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. 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 performance of the Crucial Adrenaline cache drive combined with a WD VelociRaptor didn’t score any better or worse in multiple iterations of the benchmark. Overall, it performed better on this benchmark than the Seagate hybrid drives and even kept pace with the Kingston HyperX raw SSD.
CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
Benchmark Results: Again, multiple runs yielded similar scores and overall those scores were also higher than that of the hybrid Seagate drives and rivaled the HyperX drive in many instances.