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Patriot Xporter XT Rage USB 2.0 32GB Quad Channel Flash Drive (Page 4)

By Chris Ramseyer on Oct 20, 2010 12:44 am CDT
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Patriot

CrystalDiskMark

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.

Key Features:-

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.

Crystal Disk Mark Tests

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In CDM we see the performance of the Rage at different block sizes and queue depths. USB doesn't actually take advantage of native command queuing, so those tests are lost in this review, but we still have 512 and 4K sizes to pick over.

The read 512 speed is very good and runs at the sequential speed. The write speeds really take a hit, though. Here we see performance start to drop off rather quickly.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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