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.
Being a synthetic benchmark, ATTO can only tell us the maximum speeds of the Agility 3 and not how it handles incompressible data or I/O commands. OCZ did not let us down, with the Agility 3 performing exactly like its specifications describe.
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. The drive’s performance however received a significant performance blow once we performed an incompressible data test, a side effect of using asynchronous flash memory chips in conjunction with a Sandforce 2281 controller.