Patriot SuperSonic Magnum USB 3.0 flash drive review -
Performance HD Tune PRO - AS SSD Benchmark
HD Tune Pro 4.5
HD Tune Pro is a hard disk utility and benchmarking utility for Windows. This tiny application allows you to scan your hard drives for errors or take a deeper look at several performance figures coming from the storage unit.
First off, a file test. We fire off 64MB clusters of data comprising out of sizes ranging from 0,5 KB to 8 MB. Check it out. As you can see once we pass 32KB file size, the drive kicks in hard, already pushing over 150MB/sec. Write performance in this specific test remains sub-pat though.
In HDTune above we average out roughly 182MB/sec on sequential writes. We peak to roughly 234 MB/sec, that is extremely impressive for a USB 3.0 flash disk. Unfortunately due to the nature of the benchmark we can not test read performance as it requires an unformatted partition.
AS SSD Benchmark
Added to the benchmark suite is this nice little German application called AS SSD Benchmark. This test gives an extensive result set. The test is popular, but probably not the best one out there. So just for reference, here we go.
Nothing much to look at but we ran some AS SSD benchmark and performance is up-to speed as advertised alright. We disabled the 4K IOPS tests. The unit would choke here, obviously.
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