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.
With the launch of Intel Alder Lake, PCIe 5.0 connectivity has been made available to consumers, but we have yet to see any PCIe 5.0 SSDs. That’s beginning to change, with Teamgroup announcing their first PCIe 5.0 NVMe 2.0 SSD, which will launch later this year.