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Patriot Torch 240GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 13, 2015 3:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Patriot

Sequential Mixed Read / Write Workloads

 

In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read, and then add data writes to the mix in 10% increments until we get to 100% writes. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufacturers will address, after performance consistency.

 

Sequential Mixed Workload Bandwidth

 

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Mixed read / write workload is difficult for many SATA SSDs, but the low-cost drives like the Patriot Torch have a more difficult time than high-end models. The Torch 240GB shows a massive performance drop with just a small amount of writes added to the mix.

 

Sequential 80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth

 

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The 80% read with 20% write mix is closer to what consumers work under, although not always in a steady state like the one this test uses. The Torch is well below the performance offered by other modern SSDs in our chart.

 

Random Mixed Workload Response Time

 

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Mixing reads and writes while measuring random data also proves to be an area of concern for the Torch.

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