Patriot Supersonic Magnum 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

The same pattern continues on for the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive as we move onto our Crystal Disk Mark results. Once again, it performed superbly in sequential read and write benchmarks. However, the Supersonic Magnum's its Achilles' heel is random small file performance, which requires high input/out operations per second (Commonly referred to as IOPS). This is especially evident in the write category; this was first revealed in our ATTO results on the previous page. As you can see in our graphs above, while it held its own in read performance in the 512K test, its write performance clearly fell short of the OCZ's Rally2 Turbo 4GB -- a USB 2.0 drive of the last generation. For the rest of the benchmarks, the Rally2 Turbo is surprisingly competitive, and that is certainly something I was not expecting.

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