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 128GB V Series did relatively poorly in the random access testing. Sequential writes could have been higher, but it managed to hang with the others in sequential reads.