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Patriot Blaze 240GB SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 19, 2015 2:25 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Patriot

Futuremark PCMark 8 Extended - Consistency Test

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.0.228

 

Heavy Usage Model:

 

Futuremark's PCMark 8 allows us to wear the test drive down to a reasonable consumer steady state, and then watch the drive recover on its own through garbage collection. To do that, the drive gets pushed down to steady state with random writes, and then idle time between a number of tests allows the drive to recover.

 

Precondition Phase:

1. Write to the drive sequentially through up to the reported capacity with random data.

2. Write the drive through a second time (to take care of overprovisioning).

 

Degradation Phase:

1. Run writes of random size between 8*512 and 2048*512 bytes on random offsets for ten minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat one and two, eight times, and on each pass, increase the duration of random writes by five minutes.

 

Steady state Phase:

1. Run writes of random size between 8*512 and 2048*512 bytes on random offsets for 50 minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat one and two, five times.

 

Recovery Phase:

1. Idle for five minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat one and two, five times.

 

PCMark 8's Consistency test provides a ton of data output that we use to judge a drive's performance. Here we see the three states of performance for the select SSDs, light use, consumer steady state, and worst case.

 

Storage Bandwidth - All Tests

 

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Storage Bandwidth - Heavy Load

 

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The Blaze 240GB performs in the lower-end group of products under heavy workload and preconditioning. This is where most of the value class drives fit in. Most of the drives in this group were not made to perform well under these conditions.

 

 

Storage Bandwidth - Typical Consumer Load

 

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In more appropriate tests, the consumer conditioning results show the Blaze's performance in the middle of the scale, but the Blaze is still outperformed by nearly every other 256GB class SSD on the market today.

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