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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Patriot Inferno SSD Kit PI100GS25SSDR
Features and Specifications
First Look: Patriot Inferno SSD
SandForce SF-1200 SSD Controller
SSD Testing Methodology
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
Iometer IOPS Performance
EVEREST Disk Benchmark
SSD vs Hard Disk Drive
Patriot Inferno SSD Conclusion

AS-SSD Benchmark

Alex Schepeljanski of Alex Intelligent Software develops the free AS SSD Benchmark utility for testing storage devices. The AS SSD Benchmark tests sequential read and write speeds, input/output operational performance, and response times. Because this software receives frequent updates, Benchmark Reviews recommends that you compare results only within the same version family.

Beginning with sequential read and write performance, the Patriot Inferno Solid State Drive produced 207.95 MB/s read speed, and 130.60 MB/s write performance. The sequential file transfer speeds have traditionally been low with this benchmark tool, especially for SandForce controllers, which is why we will concentrate on the operational IOPS performance for this section.

Single-threaded 4K IOPS performance delivers 21.54 MB/s read and 61.18 MB/s write, which is among the highest results we've recorded. Similarly, the 64-thread 4K reads recorded 124.05 MB/s while write performance was 94.46... both earning the Patriot Inferno SSD a spot at the very top of our charts.

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Displayed in the chart below, the 64-thread 4KB IOPS performance results for several enthusiast-level storage products illustrates which products offer the best operation under load:

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Drive Hardware

In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests transfer rates using ATTO Disk Benchmark.



 

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