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.
Our YAPT test does command line level pure file reads and writes to a given drive. It is about as real world as we can get to what a drive would see in actual use where a user was copying batches of files to / from it. The engineers appear to have had that in mind when designing this controller, as it laid waste to every other SATA 3Gb/sec drive we’ve tested so far. Everything else fell behind, and I think I heard the Pro taunting the Colossus it was sitting next to in the lab.