Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSD

PCMark Vantage


Next we ran the three drives through a battery of tests in PCMark Vantage from Futuremark Corp. We specifically used only the HDD Test module of this benchmark suite to evaluate all of the drives we tested. Feel free to consult Futuremark's white paper on PCMark Vantage for an understanding of what each test component entails and how it calculates its measurements. For specific information on how the HDD Test module arrives at its performance measurements, we'd encourage you to read pages 35 and 36 of the white paper.



Futuremark's PCMark Vantage

We really like PCMark Vantage's HDD Performance for its real-world application measurement approach to testing.  From simple Windows Vista start-up performance to data streaming from a disk drive in a game engine and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel confident that these tests best illustrate the real performance profile of our SSDs in an end user/consumer PC usage model.

The Patriot Inferno 120 GB performed just a bit below the Corsair and OCZ SandForce-based drives in this first batch of PCMark Vantage tests. The Patriot drive ended up offering somewhat lower performance in three of the four tests here, but about the same performance in the Vista Startup test. All of the drives significantly outpaced the JMicron based Zephyr, however, as has been the case throughout.


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