AS SSD is a great free tool designed just for benching Solid State Drives. It performs an array of sequential read and write tests, as well as random read and write tests with sequential access times over a portion of the drive. AS SSD includes a sub suite of benchmarks with various file pattern algorithms but this is difficult in trying to judge accurate performance figures.
AS SSD only deals with incompressible data and as such this benchmark can penalise scores from the popular Sandforce 2281 controller. As we can see however, the Marvell 88SS9187 controller in the Plextor 128GB M5M mSATA drive delivers fantastic, balanced results in the top 10% of drives.
Some other comparisons from leading manufacturer drives, which we have tested in recent months.