The random access read and write test is a very important performance area to look at on solid state drives as some controllers have problems with random writes. In recent years the controllers have improved and the firmware has been better optimized for random read and write performance.
Random Access Read Test Results:
Benchmark Results: When it comes to the random access read performance test the Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD with the SandForce 1200 controller in it does pretty well. For example, this drive scored 7219 IOPS in the 4KB test file size. The OCZ Vertex 2 100GB drive scored 8607 IOPS in the 4KB test file size with it’s different firmware in case you are curious.
Random Access Write Test Results:
Benchmark Results: The write performance test results of the Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD were very solid.
4KB Random Write File Test Results Chart:
Benchmark Results: Compared to other drives the Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD finished in the top half of the drives and looked good. Compared to the Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB SATA III 6Gbps hard drive the SSDs are in a league of their own!