Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB Review (Page 5 of 8)

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

The Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB continued to deliver interesting results as we move into our Crystal Disk Mark sequential read and write results. In the Sequential Read and Sequential Write sections, although the Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB edged out the Magnum 2 slightly in the read portion, the Magnum 2 was a real hit in the write portion. At 275.3MB/s, it was simply untouched by anything we have ever tested here at APH Networks. Its 512K read performance was also very good; unfortunately it was 512K write result was quite poor, especially for a performance flash drive. Scoring 1.815MB/s in a test where the Supersonic Rage 2 pulled 39.96MB/s was quite an embarrassment. As we move into the 4K and 4K QD32 territory, which requires high input/out operations per second (Commonly referred to as IOPS), the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB was about mid-pack for read, and consistently near the bottom for write. In some cases, it was not even as good as the original Magnum. Generally speaking, the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB was a real champ in sequential tests, but more complicated or demanding workloads exposed its weaknesses.

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. Conclusion