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iBUYPOWER Paladin Desktop Gaming PC Review - Storage Tests

By: Trace Hagan | Gaming Desktop PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 29, 2013 1:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: iBUYPOWER



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.




I can't complain about the Paladin's middle-of-the-road performance. It features the popular Corsair Neutron GTX SSD, meaning it will perform about the same as the other systems that make use of the Neutron GTX.




The same occurs with write speeds. Due to the use of the same SSD as the large portion of our desktops, it falls towards the upper-middle of the pack. It produces a respectable 269.7MB/s sequential write speed.





Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00

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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.




The Paladin's mass storage drive produced an average read speed of 143MB/s, putting it in third place.




In terms of mass storage write performance, the Paladin managed 130.5MB/s average write speed. This puts it in second place, a good place to be at.

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