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Patriot Ignite 480GB SSD Review (Page 7)

By Chris Ramseyer from Apr 3, 2015 @ 9:09 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Futuremark PCMark 8 Extended - Consistency Test

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.0.228

Heavy Usage Model:

Futuremark's PCMark 8 allows us to wear the test drive down to a reasonable consumer steady state and then watch the drive recover on its own through garbage collection. To do that, the drive gets pushed down to steady state with random writes and then idle time between a number of tests allows the drive to recover.

Precondition Phase:

1. Write to the drive sequentially through up to the reported capacity with random data.

2. Write the drive through a second time (to take care of overprovisioning).

Degradation Phase:

1. Run writes of random size between 8*512 and 2048*512 bytes on random offsets for 10 minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat 1 and 2 for 8 times, and on each pass increase the duration of random writes by 5 minutes.

Steady state Phase:

1. Run writes of random size between 8*512 and 2048*512 bytes on random offsets for 50 minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat 1 and 2 for 5 times.

Recovery Phase:

1. Idle for 5 minutes.

2. Run performance test (one pass only).

3. Repeat 1 and 2 for 5 times.

PCMark 8's Consistency test provides a ton of data output that we use to judge a drive's performance. Here we see the three states of performance for the select SSDs, light use, consumer steady state and worst case.

Storage Bandwidth - All Tests

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With a wide set of drives in our PCMark 8 Advanced test, we see where the Ignite stands in comparison to the other client SSDs on the market today.

Storage Bandwidth - Heavy Load

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In the heavy workload test, the Ignite 480GB sits right in the middle of the other drives.

Storage Bandwidth - Typical Consumer Load

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Moving over to the client workload test, the Ignite sits in the middle still of the performance deviation. Several other drives are much faster, though.

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