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Patriot Blaze 120GB Low-Cost SSD Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 22, 2015 3:12 am
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TweakTown Rating: 79%Manufacturer: Patriot

HD Tune Pro - Sequential Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.50

 

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We left the Patriot Torch 120GB in the charts so potential buyers can see both low-cost offerings from Patriot in a side-by-side comparison. The Torch 120GB aside, we hadn't focused on 128GB capacity SSDs in 2014 since this capacity has fallen out of favor with a large portion of our audience.

 

The Blaze 120GB was unable to read sequential data at a consistent pace in our test. The Torch 120GB was the same way when we tested it. I think the lack of a DRAM buffer to cache the table data played a role in the wide separation between minimum and maximum performance.

 

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The Blaze 120GB actually performed a bit better when writing sequential data than it did reading it.

 

 

HD Tach - Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0.4.0

 

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Here we see the Blaze in HD Tach, a test that uses 128KB block sizes to measure sequential performance. Here we see the sequential read and write performance in a graph. The read performance on this chart shows the wild reads that stay right around 150 MB/s, but peak at over 350 MB/s. The sequential write performance is much higher, but still very inconsistent.

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