Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended to me by a pair of drive manufacturers and was incredibly difficult to locate as it hasn’t been updated or used in quite some time. That doesn’t make it irrelevent by any means though, as the benchmark is quite useful. It creates a test file of about 100 MB in size and runs both random and sequential read and write tests with it while changing the data I/O size in the process. The results are a good look at overal drive performance.
Our random reading and writing tests show two varying stories on the Raptor X. In the reading results, where the majority of a performance difference is felt by the user, Raptor X does very well taking the higher performance numbers in nearly all the data sizes. On the random writing tests though, both Raptors fall to the bottom of the pack here for reasons I can’t quite discover.
In the sequential test results, the Raptor X just dominates the competition as its faster rotational speed and higher density allow it to read much more data in the same amount of time.