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.
For both random and sequential reads, the OCZ Vertex drive is one of the top performers in our selections of competitors here – it is able to compete with the likes of the OCZ Summit and Intel X25-M drives. Write speeds are much less impressive though not completely off the charts in terms of standard drive performance.