Patriot Stellar 64GB Review (Page 5 of 8)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

We now move to our third benchmark, Crystal Disk Mark, and the Patriot Stellar 64GB pulls out some mixed results. For sequential speeds, we see a write of 35.39 MB/s and read of 145.9 MB/s. Write performance is only better than the USB 2.0 drives, but the Patriot Stellar 64GB redeems itself in read performance, which matches some USB 3.0 drives like the Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 32GB and the more recently reviewed Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB. Moving on to 512K write and read, these numbers follow the overall decrease trend as with other flash drives. Write performance drops down to 0.484MB/s, but read performance is again similar to the Locker+ G3. For 4K and 4K QD32 write performance is once again quite low, but read performance holds up against other flash drives. For 4K and 4KQD32 tests, this demands high input/output operations per second (More commonly known as IOPS). This flash drive is actually the third best in our list for read speeds, only falling behind the two encrypted USB 3.0 drives, the Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB and the aforementioned Locker+ G3 32GB. This means that using many small files on our drive will see a slight performance boost over other drives.

Page Index
1. Introduction and 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