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Written by Austin Downing   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Patriot Supersonic Magnum Flash Drive
Closer Look: Patriot Supersonic Magnum
AS-SSD Benchmark
ATTO Disk Benchmark
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

Many enthusiasts are familiar with the FinalWire AIDA64 benchmark suite, but very few are aware of the Disk Benchmark tool available inside the program. The AIDA64 Disk Benchmark performs linear read and write bandwidth tests on each drive, and can be configured to use file chunk sizes up to 1MB (which speeds up testing and minimizes jitter in the waveform). Because of the full sector-by-sector nature of linear testing, Benchmark Reviews endorses this method for testing SSD products, as detailed in our Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article. However, Hard Disk Drive products suffer a lower average bandwidth as the capacity draws linear read/write speed down into the inner-portion of the disk platter. AIDA64 Disk Benchmark does not require a partition to be present for testing, so all of our benchmarks are completed prior to drive formatting.


Our linear test shows great performance across the board with no drops in performance, showing an average speed of 290.3MB/s, which is 40MB/s faster than advertised. This makes copying large files off the Patriot Supersonic Magnum painless.


When it comes to writes performance, once again we see very flat performance except for a blip at the very beginning of the test. With a 149.7MB /s write speed, the Patriot Supersonic Magnum performs within 10MB/s of the advertised speed and once again provides extremely quick performance for a flash drive.


Once again, we see the Supersonic Magnum wipe the floor with the competition when it comes to linear transfer. The Patriot Supersonic Magnum outpaces the Inferno by 24MB/s in writes and nearly 90MB/s in our read test. Quite impressive for a drive that I can fit in my pocket. One last thing to remember is that these are all sequential speeds, the random speed is magnitudes slower.

In this final section we will be looking at my final thoughts and our final product rating.



# president ceo and chairman of amalgamated conglomerated incorporatedf doggrell 2013-05-17 01:55
$300 usd for a thumb drive ? they have got to be kidding . maybe if it was a terabyte or so i would look at it . my guess is that hard drives and thumb drives will give way to solid state motherboard cards with greater performance than thunderbolt and with capacities in the petaflop region ten years from today .
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# RE: president ceo and chairman of amalgamated conglomerated incorporatedAustin Downing 2013-05-17 04:08
I don't know what you have to be confused about. They charge $1.17 Per GB, pretty much the same as all other USB3.0 flash drives on the market.
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