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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
TweakTown Rating: 64%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory



Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

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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.




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.




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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