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.
This particular test deals with incompressible data, which showcases the strength of the Indilinx Everest 2 controller when compared against the raft of LSI Sandforce 2281 controlled drives. The Agility 4 slots in right behind the more expensive OCZ Vertex 4 units at the top of the chart. Fantastic results, especially for a ‘budget’ drive.
Some other comparisons from leading manufacturer drives, which we have tested in recent months.