ATTO Disk Benchmark is an old and simple but still very popular synthetic benchmark used to test the maximum theoretical speed of any storage devices, from RAID controllers and host adapters to HDD and SSD drives.
The ATTO benchmark that Sandforce managed to double the raw performance of SSD drives using their controller in just one generation. The SF-1200 based drive, which was considered to be a blazing fast device only a couple of months ago, is being annihilated by the SF-2281 Force GT drive which is exactly twice as fast.
CrystalMark 3.0 x64 is another simple but popular synthetic benchmark used to measure the maximum theoretical speed of hard disk and solid state drives.
The 0x00 fill mode (compressible) mode of the test confirms the test results we received from the ATTO benchmark. When using uncompressible data however, the write performance of the SSD drives drops considerably but the read performance of the Corsair Force GT drive still races at over than 500MB/s.