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: CrystalDiskMark uses incompressible data, but even so, the Vertex 3 sequential read scores are hitting nearly 500MB/s and writes are pushing 300MB/s. Overall, very impressive scores.
PCMark Vantage v1.01 measures the performance of the latest PC hardware across a variety of common scenarios. PCMark Vantage supports both system level and component level benchmarking and comprises several different test suites but for the purposes of this review, we stuck with just the HDD suite. The nice thing about PCMark Vantage is that you can submit your scores online and compare against others.
Benchmark Results: Again, impressive scores here as the overall score beats that of the RevoDrive that features dual SandForce SF-1200 controllers in a RAID 0 configuration on a PCI-E interface. The other scores blow away any SATA based drive we’ve tested, albeit on a difference platform.