CRYSTALDISKMARK BENCHMARK VER. 3.0.3
Crystal Disk Mark is visually straightforward and is used for measuring the speeds at which your storage device reads and writes with random, mostly incompressible, data. Random data is more consistent with everyday use of a computer, such as transferring videos, pictures and music. Thus, this benchmark will be a better representation of speeds to expect in real world over ATTO.
With CDM we are seeing a similar pattern again. Read speeds are near the mark at 257MB/s, but the writes are below what we are expecting, though still improving at 139MB/s. Lets see what AS SSD has in store.
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.
There we go! AS SSD is able to show us better than rated speeds. This is great. We have 265MB/s read and 180MB/s write! Much better than the rating of 260MB/s read and 170MB/s write. We weren’t able to run the entire AS SSD bench on this drive due to its very slow 4k speeds. This drive is made for more larger media files than small OS files, thus there isn’t much need for the manufacturer to focus on them.
ANVIL’S STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL 1.1.0
Anvil’s Storage Utilities is the best software program available for benchmarking flash media. Not only does it give an accurate look at transfer speeds and throughput, but also, it goes even further by identifying file sizes, disk access times, as well as system and device identification. It even has many extra features such as endurance torture testing and a TRIM button feature to manually trigger TRIM on supported devices.
Finally we have Anvil’s Storage Utilities to test with. Max sequential read speed is 259MB/s and max write is 151MB/s.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The Patriot delivers a fast external storage solution with their Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 flash drive. Being able to quickly offload mass amounts of personal media is great for people on the run all the time or those who don’t have much patience. Throwing it in your bag or maybe even dropping it off your desk will not be of much issue with this drive. Because it is an SSD and there are no moving part, reliability is much better than standard portable HDDs. Coupled with its tiny credit card like size and light weight, it is even more portable than typical external drives. If I really wanted to I could fit this drive in my wallet!
The only cons to this drive seem to be its short 2 year warranty where most USB thumb drives come with a lifetime warranty and the plastic casing. Besides that, I think the Patriot Supersonic Phoenix is a decent external storage solution for those who need reliable portability and high capacity.