First we checked the drive and compared it to our hard drive on an AMD system. We used Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7, whereas Windows 7 is the 64-bit Ultimate version. To reduce the problems with the Windows file system Superfetch was disabled. First the hard drive. We used ATTO 2.46 disc benchmark.
Now the same for the SSD. We have formated it with a 2kB cluster size:
While the write speed is nearly the same, the read speed is nearly twice as fast on this SSD.