Patriot Blaze 240GB Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

Our next test is Crystal Disk Mark 3.0. On an aside, there are a few things I should note about Crystal Disk Mark as a whole. For one, it is known that higher capacity drives tend to perform a bit better in these tests. Drives that do not compress data on the fly will also have an advantage. The ability of a controller and flash memory to provide high IOPS will provide major benefits to the score too. To note before we look at the results, Patriot does not provide us with an IOPS rating, so it was a bit of a mystery as to how the Blaze would perform for these tests. As you can see above, the Patriot Blaze 240GB offers similar performance to the SanDisk Ultra II 240GB across all of the tests, except for the 4K QD32 tests. It also records faster speeds than the OCZ ARC 100, until the final graph. Comparing to the Silicon Power Slim S80, the two trade blows, but they are ultimately quite evenly matched.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion