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.
In the AS SSD benchmark, the read performance of the 32GB Optane Memory module is very impressive, slotting in between the two Samsung SSD960 drives we have tested. It sits a fair way back from the Samsung SSD960 Pro but just manages to beat the SSD960 EVO. Write performance, however, is a completely different story. It’s score of 376 is the lowest we have seen for a PCIe interfaced drive.