AIDA64 Random Access Time
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AIDA64 offers several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.
Drives with only one or two tests displayed in the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cache fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron and Toshiba.
High sequential numbers make for good marketing but most users notices the extremely fast actions after moving to SSDs. The feeling of fast most noticed comes from the low access times which are what we measure on this page.
The access times are in line with several of the other SandForce based SSDs we've reviewed over the last couple of months. Firmware 3.3.2 has leveled everything out for the most part and we get solid consistent performance from all of the SandForce drives in this test now.
The same is true with the write latency. The Marvell based drives a quite a bit quicker here, but we are measuring in thousands of a second, so the real-world differences aren't all that large.