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 2010c 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 Mushkin Callisto drive did great in Sandra 2010 and was found to have an average read score of 254MB/s with a write score of 174MB/s. The read and write access times also looked good, but how do they compare against the popular SSDs?
Comparison Chart: The Callisto does great in the read test, but fell short a bit in the read test when it comes to MB/s. The access times on the Callisto were impressive, but were exactly twice as high as the OCZ Vertex 2.