Patriot Inferno 120GB Solid State Drive Review

Testing – HDTune Pro
HDTune Pro is one of the most popular hard drive software suites available. It has many different benchmarks and tests built into it. Our first test is the read benchmark, which tests the average read speed and access time of the drive.

hdtune read

hdtune read graph

As you can see the drive topped out at 205.3MB/s with an average read speed of 197.6MB/s.  Now for the write test.

hdtune write

hdtune write graph

Interesting results here, the Inferno performed better in the write test with an average speed of 224.3MB/s.

Since the release of HDTune 3.5 there has been a new Random Access test added to the software. This test measures the performance of random read and write operations. Tests are taken in 512b, 4KB, 64KB, 1MB, and random file sizes. The performance of the drive is reported in operations a second (IOPS), average access time and average speed. Here are both the results from the read and write random access tests.

hdtune io read

hdtune io write

If we look at the 4K results you can see they are well over the 5K results we like to see, 7736 IOPS read and 8080 IOPS write are very good results!  Our final test with HDTune is the file benchmark.

hdtune file

As you can see the Inferno tops our at about 260MB/s write and 270MB/s read.

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