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 Vertex 2 did great in Sandra 2010 and was found to have an average read score of 258MB/s with a write score of 200MB/s. The read and write access times also looked good, but how do they compare against the popular SSDs?
Comparison Chart: It turns out that the Vertex 2 100GB SSD did great in Sandra 2010 with impressive random access times!