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 is another test where the M8Pe(G) scores highly. It’s interesting to contrast the drive with the last PCIe interfaced Plextor drive we looked at – the M6e Black Edition. It’s a sign of how far SSD technology has progressed in the year since the M6e was launched that its performance is totally eclipsed by the M8Pe(G).