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Patriot Ignite M2 480GB SATA III M.2 SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: May 6, 2015 2:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

ATTO

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.47

 

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

 

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Sequential read transfers max out at 550 MB/s. Sequential write transfers max out at 311 MB/s. We are not hitting spec, but keep in mind that this is our boot volume and it's 80% full. That said, we would point out that we are properly converting KB to MB; we are doubtful that anyone else is converting KB to MB including manufacturers.

 

Sequential Write

 

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Patriot's Ignite M2 is rated for up to 320 MB/s sequential write speed the other drives on our chart are rated for higher speeds.

 

Sequential Read

 

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The Ignite M2's read performance is right up there with the big boy's. The Ignite M2 throws down better performance than our Intel and Crucial SSD's, even managing to surpass Samsung's 3D NAND powered 850 Pro at 4KB-8KB transfers.

 

 

Anvil Storage Utilities

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1.0

 

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSD's. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4k QD16.

 

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Scoring

 

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Anvil's scoring gives a good indication of a drives overall performance. The Ignite M2 is able to outperform Crucial's BX100 in scoring, but the rest of the drives on our chart all score 5,000 points or higher.

 

(Anvil) Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale

 

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The Ignite M2 takes a performance hit when data is random and incompressible. In this scenario, it is only able to outperform Crucial's BX100 at QD4 and above.

 

(Anvil) Write IOPS through Queue Scale

 

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Async flash to a small degree, but primarily a lack of parallelism is holding the Ignite M2 back in this test. Kingston's HyperX Savage utilizes the same controller and is able to leverage parallelism via 16 flash-packages to dominate this test.

 

 

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview

 

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4k and 4k queue depths with accuracy.

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at QD4.

 

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Parallelism is not in play when reading sequential data and the Ignite M2 is able to outperform most of the drives on our chart when reading sequential data.

 

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Where it matters most, 4K QD1, the Ignite M2 can really deliver.

 

 

AS SSD

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088

 

AS SSD determines the performance of Solid-State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD.

 

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The Ignite M2 defeats most of the drives on our chart in this test. Its read score is second only to the HyperX Savage. Let's see how well the Ignite M2 performs when subjected to our real-world simulations.

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