AS SSD is a free piece of software designed to benchmark the performance of SSD drives. It performs two sequential and two random read and write tests and then issues a score.
AS SSD is a benchmark designed for benchmarking SSD drives, which explains the very bad score of the HDD drive in this test. Once again the synchronous MLC chips give the Vertex 3 Max IOPS drive a great advantage and a score significantly higher than mainstream SSD drives.
Black Magic Design make a number of industry leading video capture cards, including those which can capture HD material at very high data rates. As a result having a disk with a fast write speed is essential. To aid users in configuring their system for optimal captures Black Magic includes a utility with their hardware which records the real world disk speed and gives the maximum possible framerate for that speed.
In this test, raw compressible read and write performance is all that matters. Because of the synthetic nature of the test and the reliance only on compressible data, the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS drive performs as advertised but the difference compared to a drive using cheaper asynchronous memory is miniscule.