Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB Review (Page 3 of 8)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

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Our first test in our suite is AIDA64 Engineer. We have used this test for various storage devices, such as SSDs, HDDs, and flash drives. When Patriot quoted a maximum read speed of 400MB/s, I could not believe what I have read. Expecting numbers like this from a device like the Rage 2 is crazy, but Patriot proves otherwise. In the first graph, the line at the very top is the Patriot Supersonic Rage 2. With a linear read speed of 384.2MB/s, the Rage 2 is something to marvel at. This drive out duels everything else in the three speed tests. With random reads of 394.4MB/s and buffered reads of 347.8MB/s, the Supersonic Rage 2 is in a league of its own. These are huge improvements over the original Patriot Supersonic Rage XT, with some read results more than doubling the original drive. While I do expect performance increases with time, this incremental step is huge. For context, the Supersonic Rage 2 256GB is actually faster than the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB, an old SATA 3Gb/s SSD, for all of the performance numbers, with the exception of access time. This speaks multitudes to not only this drive, but the advancement of technology overall. Finally, the recorded access time from AIDA64 is 0.64ms. While this is not the fastest, it is not too big of a deal, and is competitive in comparison to other drives. Either way, Patriot was not mistaken when they printed "Max reads" on the front of the retail box.

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