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.
The AS SSD benchmark only deals with incompressible data and it does highlight weaknesses with specific controllers. The SanDisk Extreme II 240GB scores exceptionally well in this test, in the top 10% of the performance chart.
Some other comparisons from leading manufacturer drives, which we have tested in recent months.
It may not have the highest-end specs, but Leo is mighty impressed with this Lenovo laptop