Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB 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.

After giving the Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB a clean format and everything is correct, I fired it up for some testing in HD Tach. While HD Tach is more of a drag race than a clear indication of real-life performance and has been around for a really long time, it is an excellent storage performance reference among removable storage drives and has been our favorite benchmark long before internal hard drives even cracked the 50MB/s mark. From that above, I was able to pull an impressive 570.7MB/s average. This figure was faster than both the Crucial X8 1TB at 348.4MB/s and LaCie Rugged SSD 1TB at 394.1MB/s. And these are SSDs. Without a doubt, the Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB dominated performance-oriented USB flash drives like the Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB at 216.5MB/s, Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB at 239.0MB/s, and Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro 512GB at 274.0MB/s. As you can see in our screenshot above, the tested latency was 0.1 ms, which is comparable to our AIDA64 results on Page 3 of this review if you round it. Once again, the Patriot Supersonic Rage Prime 1TB was unbelievably fast.

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 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Conclusion