Patriot Pyro 120GB Review (Page 4 of 10)

Page 4 - Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark

About ATTO Disk Benchmark

The ATTO Disk Benchmark performance measurement tool is compatible with Microsoft Windows. Measure your storage systems performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Several options are available to customize your performance measurement including queue depth, overlapped I/O and even a comparison mode with the option to run continuously. Use ATTO Disk Benchmark to test any manufacturers RAID controllers, storage controllers, host adapters, hard drives and SSD drives and notice that ATTO products will consistently provide the highest level of performance to your storage.

From: Developer's Page

Following up next is our usual ATTO read and write tests. ATTO is an often quoted benchmark because it is easy to use and accurate. For the most part, it is a favorite among reviewers, and I've grown to embrace it as much as the next for the last little while. ATTO uses easily compressible data, so SandForce based SSDs will perform very well here. As manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually done in ATTO as well, whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program. Patriot claims the Pyro 120GB's maximum read is 550MB/s, whereas its maximum write is pinned at 515MB/s. According to our tests, everything seems to be dead on -- however, this does not tell the entire story. While the Patriot Pyro 120GB did live up to its marketing claims at its absolute maximum in our results, its performance is a little slower than the compared 240GB drives. Usually, 240GB drives perform better than 120GB drives, despite the fact they are rated to be identical by the manufacturer.

Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, 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. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion