Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review


Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review


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Read Test

Starting on the left with the Linear Read test we can see that by and large the drive performs well with the only major drops occurring as the controller switches between memory chips. An average of 241MB/s isn't too bad at all although it's strange to see the peak not being much higher than the average.

The Random Read test is massively more impressive. An average read of 271MB/s shows where the strengths of the SandForce controller lay and that's especially good considering you'll be performing random reads in daily usage far more than linear ones. There must be some buffering going on for the maximum read test speeds because the SATA II interface theoretically doesn't support such high speeds. However it occurs regularly enough that at the very least we can say it's maxing out the interface.

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Write Test

Write performance, a strength of the SandForce controller, is excellent. The Linear Write looking very similar to the Linear Read test both in flatness and absolute speed. 

We see similar results within the Random Write test as the drive is clearly capable of giving the SATA II interface everything it can handle and, despite one big dip, handily pumps along just shy of 270MB/s.

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10-01-2011, 05:56:59

Today we take a look at a Sandforce based SSD from Memory giants Patriot. Have the early problems been ironed out?

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10-01-2011, 06:25:49

been wondering what these are like, good review from bryan Quote

10-01-2011, 09:13:42

Very Well written review Bryan, I do have a couple of questions and it may be an oversight by me, what OS were you using? and was it 32bit or 64bit. I do not know how much this may impact on results and wonder whether that is also a test that should be done just to see if different OS do make a difference.Quote

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