IOMeter is another open source synthetic benchmarking tool which is able to simulate the various loads placed on hard drive and solid state drive technology.
We test with both random read and write 4k tests, as shown above. There are many ways to measure the IOPS performance of a Solid State Drive, so our results will often vary between the manufacturer’s quoted ratings.
Performance results in our tests are good although they fall short of the Plextor claims (80k read and 76k write). That said, every manufacturer has a slightly different way to achieve these figures.