For testing, the drive was wiped and reset to factory settings by HDDerase V4. We try to use free programs and some real world testing so you can compare our findings against your own system.
This is a good way to measure potential upgrade benefits.
CPU: Intel Core i7 2500k
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68A-UD5
Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 MHz
PSU: Corsair HX850W
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6790
Chassis: Fractal Design Define XL
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
Monitor: Viewsonix VX2260WM
Atto Disk Benchmark
All our results were achieved by running each test five times with every configuration this ensures that any glitches are removed from the results. Trim is confirmed as running by typing fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify into the command line. A response of disabledeletenotify =0 confirms TRIM is active.