For our next set of tests, we used SiSoft SANDRA, the the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. Here, we used the Physical Disk test suite and provided the results from our comparison SSDs. Drives were erased prior to the run and tested in a non-partitioned state.
Sandra's sequential read/write tests tend to be higher than HD Tune's, and sometimes show a different pattern of results. Here, Crucial's C300's leads overall read performance, a whisker ahead of the other drives. The X25-M slips far to the rear When it comes to write rates, the Corsair F100 leads the GSkill by a some 14 percent. The C300 falls well behind the SandForce, but is still some 68 percent faster than the X25-M.