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 results shows the strengths and weaknesses of the solid state drive in general: the random read and write tests show the OCZ 64GB SATA-II SSD with a strong lead while the sequential read and write tests show the OCZ drive giving way to the incredibly fast Western Digital VelociRaptor drive; the OCZ 64GB SATA-II SSD does come in a strong second position though which is a big bump over the previous OCZ SSD model.