Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 32GB 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

While HD Tach's sequential read performance is more of a 'drag race' approach to evaluating storage performance, it still provides valuable insight into how good a drive is compared to the next. From that above, I was able to pull a very good 179.0MB/s sequential read speed in a flat line. Of course, this is not the fastest we have seen from a USB 3.0 flash device, but pretty darn speedy nonetheless. Just for comparison, Kingston's DataTraveler Ultimate G2 32GB delivered 184.3MB/s in the same test, while the HyperX 32GB and Supersonic Magnum 64GB pulled 231.1MB/s and 231.8MB/s, respectively. For what it's worth, this is probably not going to be indicative of real life performance by any means, but at the end of the day, these numbers are certainly something we would not even have dreamed of three or four years ago.

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