Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB Review (Page 6 of 8)

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

While HD Tach's sequential read performance is more of a 'drag race' approach to evaluating storage performance, it still provides valuable insight into how good a drive is compared to the next. From that above, I was able to pull an impressive 239.0MB/s sequential read speed from the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB in a bumpy, but overall flat line. It was a marginal increase compared to the Supersonic Magnum 64GB, and slightly better than the Supersonic Rage 2 256GB. The tested random access time was 0.8ms, which was close to the two Patriot USB drives in question. For what it is worth, this is probably not going to be indicative of real life performance by any means, but at the end of the day, these numbers show us the relative performance between controllers.

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