|Patriot Pyro SE Solid State Drive|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 05 December 2011|
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ATTO Disk Benchmark
The ATTO Disk Benchmark program is free, and offers a comprehensive set of test variables to work with. In terms of disk performance, it measures interface transfer rates at various intervals for a user-specified length and then reports read and write speeds for these spot-tests. There are some minor improvements made to the 2.46 version of the program that allow for test lengths up to 2GB, but all of our benchmarks are conducted with 256MB total length. ATTO Disk Benchmark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested. Please consider the results displayed by this benchmark to be basic bandwidth speed performance indicators.
ATTO Disk Benchmark: Queue Depth 4 (Default)
Our bandwidth speed tests begin with the Patriot Pyro SE SSD attached to the Intel P67-Express SATA 6Gb/s controller operating in AHCI mode. Using the ATTO Disk Benchmark tool, the test drive performs basic file transfers ranging from 0.5 KB to 8192 KB. This 240GB model Pyro SE reports 558 MBps maximum read speeds that plateau from 512-8192 KB file chunks, and 528 MBps peak write bandwidth plateaus from 64-8192 KB. These results both match Patriot's own specifications for the Pyro SE-series solid state drive.
In the next section, Benchmark Reviews tests sequential performance using the CrystalDiskMark 3.0 software tool...