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