Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review

Crystal Disk Mark and PC Mark Vantage

Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD Review

Crystal Disk Mark

Against a couple of different sized, and differently controlled, SSDs the Patriot clearly struggles, in Crystal Disk Mark at least. Although down at the 4KB end it's not too bad as the block size increases the performance doesn't increase at a level we'd expect. Write speeds in particular are the worst we've seen yet.

PC Mark Vantage

Finally we move to the HDD test suite of PC Mark Vantage which utilises the drive to perform general tasks and get a feel for the performance in more real-world applications. Contrary to the tests of the past couple of pages the Patriot actually performs with aplomb in all the tests and even dominates some of them. Nothing if not unpredictable.

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10-01-2011, 05:56:59

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

Continue Reading

10-01-2011, 06:25:49

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

10-01-2011, 09:13:42

chudley
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.

10-01-2011, 09:18:28

SnW
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Originally Posted by chudley View Post

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.

Test Setup

Patriot Inferno 60GB

ASUS Rampage III

Intel Core i7-920 @ 3.8GHz

Noctua NH-D14

6GB Corsair Dominator GT

EVGA GTX570

Windows 7 x64





Its time for a new SSD for me ...

10-01-2011, 09:28:31

Alicarve
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Originally Posted by SnW View Post



Its time for a new SSD for me ...
i haven't even got one yet still waiting for more of a price drop lol

10-01-2011, 10:59:36

chudley
@SnW thanks for putting my eyes in couldn't see that despite looking for it twice before posting.

10-01-2011, 14:56:18

VonBlade
It's quite alright we all miss things. Thank you for the nice comments.

The OS wont make a difference unless you're using XP. TRIM doesn't work with XP, kinda with Vista and fine with Win 7.

Although if you're not on Win 7 by now, you really should make that your prior investment.

It's a demon little drive for the money. Just so lovely to see one that isn't black. Little things
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