4-Way SSD Round-Up, OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, ST

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ATTO Disk Benchmark

ATTO is a more straight-forward type of disk benchmark that measures transfers across a specific volume length.  It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and graphs them out in an easily interpreted chart.  We chose .5kb through 8192kb transfer sizes over a total max volume length of 256MB.  This test was performed on blank, formatted drives with NTFS partitions.

ATTO Disk Benchmark - Read/Write Performance
Version 2.02

OCZ Vertex Series 120GB

Corsair P256 256GB

SuperTalent UltraDrive ME 64GB

Kingston SSDNow M Series 80GB

As you can see, none of the solid state drives we tested really hit their stride until transfer sizes exceeded the 64kb mark. Once again, the OCZ Vertes Series SSD came out on top in terms of average read and write scores here, followed by the Corsair P256, and then the Super Talent Ultra drive. The Kingston drive actually led in terms of read performance, but writes couldn't quite keep pace with the other drives. 

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