Patriot Pyro SATA III Solid State Drive Review

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PCMark 7 Storage Benchmarks

We really like PCMark 7's Secondary Storage benchmark module for its pseudo real-world application measurement approach to testing. PCMark 7 offers a trace-based measurement of system response times under various scripted workloads of traditional client / desktop system operation. From simple application start-up performance, to data streaming from a drive in a game engine, and video editing with Windows Movie Maker, we feel more comfortable that these tests reasonably illustrate the performance profile of SSDs in an end-user / consumer PC usage model, moreso than a purely synthetic transfer test.

Futuremark's PCMark 7 Secondary Storage

The new Patriot Pyro finished right in the middle of the asyncrounous-NAND equipped pack in the PCMark 7 tests. The overall score shows the drive falling right in between the OCZ and Corsair Force 3 drives. The higher-end SSDs with syncrounous NAND (the Patriot Wildfire and Corsair Force GT) finished out in front though.

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