The AS SSD software determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains five synthetic and three practice tests. The synthetic tests determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are performed without using the operating system caches. In Sequential tests the program measures the time it takes to read and write a 1GB file respectively.
AS SSD starts off with an initial set of strong results on the sequential front. The M500’s sequential speeds are rated at 400MB/s write and 500MB/s read and on the write front it easily surpasses this mark with 426MB/s.