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Patriot Ignite M2 480GB SATA III M.2 SSD Review (Page 5)

By Jon Coulter from May 5, 2015 @ 21:07 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Iometer - Maximum IOPS

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

We use Iometer to measure high queue depth performance. The drive is not partitioned.


Patriot specs the Ignite at 90/77K 4KB random performance and we were easily able to exceed those specifications. The Ignites random read performance is the second best we've recorded for a SATA-based SSD.

Iometer - Disk Response

Version and / or Patch Used: Iometer 2014

We use Iometer to measure disk response times. Disk response times are measured at an industry accepted standard of 4K QD1 for both write and read. Each test runs twice for 30 seconds consecutively, with a 5-second ramp-up before each test. We partition the drive/array as a secondary device for this testing.

Write Response


Read Response


Average Disk Response


Write response times are excellent, read response times are lagging behind the other drives.

DiskBench - Directory Copy

Version and / or Patch Used:

We use DiskBench to time a 28.6GB block (9,882 files in 1,247 folders) composed primarily of incompressible random data as it's transferred from our DC P3700 PCIe NVME SSD to our test drive. We then read from a 6GB zip file that's part of our 28.6GB data block to determine the test drives read transfer rate. Our system is restarted prior to the read test to clear any cached data, ensuring an accurate test result.

Write Transfer Rate


Read Transfer Rate


The Ignite's write transfer rate is of course lower than the rest of our drives, but as a percentage of its rated write speed it is writing closer to its rated write speed than any of the drives on our chart. Read transfer rates are very good, better than the HyperX Savage which utilizes the same controller.

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