Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSD

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CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is another synthetic test we've started looking at that evaluates both sequential as well as random small and large file transfers.  It does a nice job of providing a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with SSD performance, best case being large sequential transfers and worse case being small, random 4K transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

Patriot Inferno 120GB

OCZ Vertex 2 120GB

Corsair Force 120GB

Patriot Zephyr 128GB

The CrystalDIskMark benchmark reveals one of the differences between the Patriot Inferno and other SandForce based drives here. As we mentioned in our initial round-up that featured the Corsair and OCZ drives, there is an artificial limitation imposed on some SandForce SF-1200 series controller based drives that will lower performance at higher queue depths. As you can see here, in the 4K QD32 write test, the Patriot Inferno offers half the performance of the OCZ and Corsair drives.

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