Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.
When testing the Patriot Supersonic Magnum2 USB 3.1 Flash Drive similar to how the manufacturer would have attained their specifications, we can reach listed specs with Crystal DiskMark. Some may wonder why we have omitted the remainder of the tests in this software program and the reason is that it we typically do such as it takes much longer to complete the tests. The other results are not that good quite frankly, and 4k transfer speeds are very low. This flash drive, as with most, is intended for the transfer of larger files to include media such as music, movies and pictures and these are the speeds that can be realized when utilizing the drive for its intended use.
The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.
Similar results were seen in AS SSD which were quite surprising as AS SSD would definitely be the first to identify the lower performance of low quality memory and workmanship. We wanted to include the AS SSD Copy Benchmark as it is great validation when we speak of how long it takes smaller files to transfer to and from the drive as the low 4K transfer speeds are so low.
In providing our final review of the Patriot Magnum2, we need to remind that the purpose of this flash drive, as well as 99% of flash drives on the market today, is to transfer larger data files such as pictures, movies and music. This is where see the incredible performance this drive contains.
What we can say about the Patriot Supersonic Magnum2 Flash Drive is that it has great performance, great value as our sample drive comes in right now at 38 cents/GB and that is has an amazing 5 year warranty to boot! Definitely Recommended!