Yapt (yet another performance test) is a benchmark recommended 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.
The RE4 enterprise tuning meshed well with the rapid-fire short-burst YAPT runs. So well in fact that the RE4 sneaks past the VelociRaptor in way more tests than we were expecting for a drive spinning at nearly half the speed.