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 deals exclusively with incompressible data and this is when the Intel 730 drive really shines. The final score of 1651 is the highest score we have ever achieved from a single drive, or two drives in RAID 0. As a balanced, all round drive the Intel 730 rates extremely highly.
Some other comparisons from leading manufacturer drives, which we have tested in recent months.