Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB Review (Page 3 of 8)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

About AIDA64 Extreme Edition

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

From: Developer's Page

I'd just like to make it clear from the start that we are, by no means, expecting Patriot's Supersonic Magnum 64GB to deliver performance competitive with the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD. The Vertex 2 is a Serial ATA storage device optimized for maximum I/O performance as a boot drive, whereas the Supersonic Magnum, while advertised as a fast USB 3.0 drive, is designed to be a compact removable storage device only. However, our AIDA64 results do provide interesting insight to the performance of the Patriot Supersonic Magnum. Delivering 225.1MB/s sequential read, it is surprisingly close to the Vertex 2's 266.7MB/s; its score of 246.7MB/s in the Random Read section is no laughing matter either. The same goes for its 139.1MB/s Buffered Read result. However, this drive seems to suffer a bit when it comes down to the average access time compared to the SSD; fortunately 0.48ms is still an extremely competitive figure if you look at where hard drives are at.

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