We decided to compare the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64GB USB pen drive against OCZ's slightly older but still current model Rally2 4GB pen drive as well as an older Sony Vaio Microvault 2GB pen drive (USM2GJ-B to be exact), which we had kicking around.
Each drive was freshly formatted before testing, using its default settings (file system and default allocation size). Likewise, all testing was completed with no other USB devices plugged into the test system, besides keyboard and mouse.
As we mentioned earlier, Patriot's Xporter Magnum 64GB drive uses MLC flash memory, which doesn't typically suffer any read speed slowdowns, but can suffer sometimes when it comes to writing. OCZ's Rally2 uses faster and more expensive SLC flash memory - it will be interesting to see how both compare as each use dual-channel technology. We are not sure on the exact details with the Sony 2GB drive.
We used both HD Speed (for read and burst) and CrystalDiskMark (for write) to perform the testing. Ideally we would have used HD Tune Pro for all testing, but that software requires partitions to be removed and we couldn't remove the partition on the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64GB USB pen drive, no matter what we tried.
- Average Read Speeds
In our first test which focuses on read speed, we can see that the new Patriot Xporter Magnum 64GB is well out in front of the OCZ Rally2 and completely killed the older Sony pen drive.
This is a good indication of the performance increase you can see by investing some dollars in buying the latest pen drives on the market.
- Sequential Write Speeds
In this test we used CrystalDiskMark for writing testing. Even though the OCZ Rally2 pen drive is probably almost two years old now, it managed to beat the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64GB here. We put this down to the fact that the OCZ drive is using SLC flash versus the Patriot drive, which is using cheaper MLC flash memory.
Since SLC is considerably more expensive than MLC, this type of result should turn out being typical for these very large pen drives. But as SLC is too costly for the average consumer, it's not really an ideal choice.
- Read Burst Speeds
More or less just for interest sakes, we ran some read burst speed tests and these results pretty much mirror the average read speed tests we saw above.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will 'soon' get map selection
- Australian High Court REJECTS Valves appeal to $3M fine
- Skyrim Special Edition - 4K and 8K textures mods available
- God of War director reads reviews on video, shows true heart
- Witcher 3 mod allows Geralt to go full Benjamin Button
- Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck RX570 Review
- Akitio Thunder3 10G Network Adapter
- Can I install a Soundblaster THX TruStudio Pro Snd Crd in my GA-170X-Gaming 7 MoBo?
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Review
- FSP CMT510 RGB Mid-Tower Chassis Review
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit