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Patriot Pyro 120GB SandForce SF-2281 Solid State Drive Review

By: Steve Dougherty | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 4, 2011 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

AIDA64 Random Access Time

 

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AIDA64 offers several different benchmarks for testing and optimizing your system or network. The Random Access test is one of very few if not only that will measure hard drives random access times in hundredths of milliseconds as oppose to tens of milliseconds.

 

Drives with only one or two tests displayed in the write test mean that they have failed the test and their Maximum and possibly their Average Scores were very high after the cached fills. This usually happens only with controllers manufactured by JMicron and Toshiba.

 

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As you know, I'm having some personal issues with this new breed of SandForce drive with asynchronous flash. I'm starting to come around, though, and this set of tests is a big reason why (along with the price). Here we see that the asynchronous flash Patriot Pyro offers the same low access time as the synchronous flash drives. If you are a user looking for a low cost drive that is able to access data instantly, the Pyro is a better option than drives using JMicron, Toshiba or Phison controllers. The Pyro costs about the same as those other drives and offers better access time performance.

 

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The write access times match the read access with the average being two microseconds.

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