Author: Bob Buskirk
- System Overview & Testing Procedures
- Testing – HDTune Pro
- Testing – ATTO Disk Benchmark & CrystalDiskMark
- Testing – Sandra Physical Disk & AS SSD Benchmark
- Final Thoughts
Testing – HDTune Pro
HDTune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive.
Wow what great results, it actually is the highest score for a solid state drive with a SandForce processor that we have tested! Next we have the write benchmark.
Once again the Agility 2 gets the top spot on our list of results! The average read speed of 210MB/s is the highest we have received for a SandForce-based drive! Since the release of HDTune 3.5 there has been a new Random Access test added to the software. This test measures the performance of random read and write operations. Tests are taken in 512b, 4KB, 64KB, 1MB, and random file sizes. The performance of the drive is reported in operations a second (IOPS), average access time and average speed. Here are both the results from the read and write random access tests.
The random access test gave is very respectable results, although the results from the OCZ Vertex 2 were much better. Finally we have the File Benchmark.
As you can see the Agility 2 tops out at about 270MB/s read and 260MB/s write.