How to benchmark your SSD (Solid-State Drive)

Solid-State Drives or SSD is a new technology in storage of data. They are fast, robust and more efficient than a mechanical hard drive. If you want to know about the real performance of your SSD then you benchmark it using a small program called AS SSD benchmark. This tiny little program can determine your SSD drive’s performance by conducting several specific tests.

You can the test sequential or random read/write performance without using the cache. As a SSD Benchmark reads/writes a 1 GByte file as well as randomly chosen 4K blocks. Additionally, it can perform the tests using 1 or 64 threads and it determines the SSD’s access time.



The two extra benchmark tests examine the drive’s behaviour when copying a few big files, a lot of small files and a mixture of file sizes by using cached copy functions of your OS as well as reading/writing data depending on the data’s compressibility.

AS SSD benchmark requires Windows XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64 to run and you can download this program from here.

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