Patriot Inferno 120GB SandForce-Based SSD

PCMark Vantage (Cont.)


Our next series of Vantage tests will stress the write performance. Applications like video editing, streaming and recording are not what we would call a strong suit for the average SSD, due to their high mix of random write transactions.  We should also note that it's not so much a weakness of the memory itself, but rather the interface and control algorithms that deal with inherent erase block latency of MLC NAND flash.  SSD manufacturers are getting better at this, as is evidenced by our results below...

Futuremark's PCMark Vantage

The remainder of the PCMark Vantage tests show a similar performance trend. The Patriot Inferno finished slightly behind the other SandForce based OCZ and Corsair drives in three of four tests, but in the fourth test (media player) it was actually the best performer of the bunch.

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