SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. Sandra provides most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. In order to test the hard drive, SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 was used as part of the test suite. The graphical results that Sandra gives you after the test is completed nicely shows how drives perform over time and where on the drive the performance is seen.
READ Performance Testing:
WRITE Performance Testing:
Benchmark Results: The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD did great in Sandra 2009 SP3 and was found to have an average read score of 226MB/s with a write score of 185MB/s. The read and write access times were just 1ms.
Comparison Chart: Just looking at the write access times in the chart above you can tell that the Super Talent MasterDrive OC 64GB and the Kingston SSDNow V Series 128GB MLC SSD both use JMicron 602 controllers. The Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 256GB SSD with the better Samsung controller easily pulls out in the lead when it comes to average read and write performance. This benchmark shows the Kingston V+ series nearly twice as fast as the Kingston V Series!