Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro 512GB 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

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 USB flash drives, and has been our favorite benchmark long before hard drives even cracked the 50MB/s mark. With an average read speed of 274.0MB/s according to HD Tach, this number was quite good. Compared to its predecessor, the Supersonic Rage 2, our Rage Pro today was faster. The burst speed of the Patriot Supersonic Rage Pro 512GB was slower at 244.1MB/s. 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 devices.

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