Patriot Blaze 240GB Review (Page 6 of 10)

Page 6 - Benchmark: HD Tach

About HD Tach

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

From: Developer's Page

After running a quick format on the Patriot Blaze 240GB, it is back to the races with this SSD, and quite literally too. HD Tach is more of a 'drag race' approach to testing storage devices, and it has been around quite a while. This kind of behavior does not reflect real life performance, but instead is more of a synthetic situation. However, HD Tach has been a favorite among our testing suite, and thus it makes its appearance once again. Looking at the results, we can see a generally flat line across the graph. With an average read speed of 330.6MB/s, this result is much lower than the SanDisk Ultra II by around 130MB/s. On average, other drives we have tested rate around 350MB/s, so the Patriot Blaze 240GB is slower than average. At the end, while these testing methodologies may not be most suited for solid state drives, the numbers are interesting nonetheless.

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