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Patriot Zephyr 128GB Solid State Drive - Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark

Patriot attempts to offer a low cost SSD, but did the Zephyr hit its mark or fall short of the target?

| SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 13, 2010 5:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 72%      Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.

 

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The JMicron controller does not scale at all with Native Command Queuing and we observed less than 20 MB/s in the 4K tests.

 

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I was very surprised to see that the Zephyr was able to perform quite well in the 4K write tests. It would appear that WD and Patriot use a closely related firmware.

 

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