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 irrelevant 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 overall drive performance.
Our YAPT testing shows the only area in which the VelociRaptor failed to take home the primary position: in the random writes testing the hard drive faltered. In all three remaining tests including random reads and both sequential reads and writes, the VelociRaptor has a substantial lead in performance throughput.