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 Vertex LE, just like the Vertex 2 Pro, pegs our YAPT file testing benchmark. It was so similar that you may have a hard time seeing its results peeking out from behind the plot for the Pro. When it came to reads, the C300 also did very well here. The C300 does even better under the SATA 6Gb/sec interface, but we’re saving those results for its own write-up.