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 only deals with incompressible data and as such this benchmark isn’t ideally suited to the Sandforce controller on the MS-701. These results are similar when compared to the standard CrystalDiskMark test. The drive manages to push through almost 510MB/s read on the sequential read test, which is impressive.
Some other comparisons from leading manufacturer drives, which we have tested in recent months.