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 SiliconEdge threw us a curveball in our YAPT testing. Random reads were poor, yet random writes were nearly best of the pack. On the flip side, sequential reads were decent while sequential writes were lower than most of the other drives. This drive is certainly one of the more confusing ones I’ve ever tested.