Patriot Pyro SATA III Solid State Drive Review

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CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic benchmark that tests both sequential and random small and mid-sized file transfers. It provides a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to SSD performance, best case being larger sequential transfers and worse case being small, random transfers.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

The CrystalDiskMark benchmark uses incompressible data, which slows drives l like the Patriot Pyro, OCZ Agility 3, and Corsair Force 3 down in its transfer tests, due to the drives' use of asynchronous NAND flash memory. With that said, the Pyro still perform on-par with the similarly configured SandForce-based drives here.

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