Patriot Ignite 480GB 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 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. Before we look at the results, Patriot provides us with an IOPS rating, of 80K read and 75K write. These numbers are not necessarily the fastest we have seen, but it did translate into some decent numbers as you will see soon enough. First, the sequential read and write test showed the Ignite is not a drive to laugh at, taking out the Crucial MX100 and MX200, in addition to the SanDisk Ultra II, albeit the differences being slim in some circumstances. Again, this was the fastest SATA-based single drive performance results on our list. This was the same for the 512K read and write. However, moving to the 4K and 4KQD32 tests, the Ignite lost a bit of its extraordinary status, especially in the write portion. Interestingly, it still recorded the third fastest 4K QD32 read speed; even faster than the SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB. All in all, the Patriot Ignite performed very well in Crystal Disk Mark.

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