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 Transcend SSD720 128GB scores well considering AS SSD deals with strictly incompressible data. This is generally a weakness with Sandforce 2281 powered drives, although the read performance is very strong with this Transcend drive, scoring 475 MB/s in the sequential read test.
Some other comparisons from leading manufacturer drives, which we have tested in recent months.