To test SSDs in as close to a real life scenario as possible, the drive was installed as a boot drive and a full operating system was installed and motherboard drivers loaded. We tested in this state, then filled it up with data, then deleted it, running through this cycle a few times before testing the drive again to see if there was much difference in the results after subjecting the drive to this usage cycle.
Sequential read/write performance (compressible data)
Sequential read/write performance (incompressible data)
4K random read/write performance