You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.
Today we will be testing the Patriot Zephyr in our Storage Product Workstation and comparing the drives performance with several other drives that we have tested this past year.
ATTO Baseline Performance
Version and / or Patch Used: 2.34
ATTO is used by many disk manufacturers to determine the read and write speeds that will be presented to customers.
In our workstation we found that Patriot's read speed claims were accurate, but the write speed wasn't close to the 180MB/s that was quoted in the marketing material. Patriot did make a footnote that said 180MB/s was only accurate for the 256GB capacity model, so they were not trying to mislead us, but they didn't go as far as to publish write speeds for the entire product range either.
Before we get started with the testing, let me add my own little footnote. In this industry there are some really shady companies that routinely do questionable things and half truths with their marketing. It has been my experience that Patriot isn't one of those companies. Not giving the write speeds for all of the Zephyr models is not something I would have expected from Patriot.
The company hasn't tried to hide the controller used in the drive either, like some other companies have in the past. It clearly states on the specifications that this drive uses a JMicron JM612 controller. Our only issue thus far is this controller being used on a product at this price point. Let's move into the testing.
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