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Patriot Torqx 2 256GB Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 8, 2011 6:02 am
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TweakTown Rating: 64%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 that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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The 4k reads of the Torqx 2 measure just under 15MB/s which is not that great, but performance does increase when you get to high queue depths.

 

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Just like the JMicron and Toshiba mainstream controllers, the Phison controller doesn't scale at all with NCQ. You do get a solid 52MB/s write speed, but as you can see, that is pretty low compared to the other models on the chart that only cost a little more and in some case cost less.

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