Testing & Performance
We tested this drive on our Lenovo Yoga 920, which does have a Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C) connection. Remember you will need a PC or laptop that has a Thunderbolt 3 (Not USB Type-C) for this drive to work.
To test the drive we will first be running CrystalDiskMark, this will give us a good idea of read and write speeds of the drive.
With read speeds of 1603.5 MB/s and write speeds of 1015 MB/s write this is definitely the fastest portable solid state drive we’ve tested. To give you an idea of pertformance compared to other portable solid state drives we compared the Patriot EVOLVR to the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, WD My PassPort SSD, ADATA SE730H, Samsung SSD T5, and Samsung SSD T3. All of these are USB 3.0 / 3.1 drives.
Now we move on to DiskBench. Here we copy 2038 files which are a mix of RAW and JPG images totaling 22.2 GB. DiskBench lets us know the transfer rate after the transfer has been completed.
Using DiskBench and transferring multiple files we can see that this drive performs the best out of our test group of drives.
We’ve added the AJA System test to our testing arsenal for portable drives. It tests different types of video formats and gives you throughput results for the drive. Our configuration was 4K RED HD footage, 1 GB test file size, and the 8bit YUV codec.
Again, we have great results, here is how the drive stacked up against the others.