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Patriot SuperSonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Drive Review

To test the drive performance today we are using an Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition system.

Processor: Core i7 990X Extreme Edition @ 4.8ghz.
Cooling
: Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler.
Motherboard
: Asus Rampage III Black Edition.
Chassis
: Lian Li X2000F.
Power Supply
: ADATA 1200W.
Memory
: (6 x 4GB) 24GB Visiontek DDR3 1866mhz (10-10-10-24).
Storage
: Memoright 240GB SSD & 2TB Samsung storage drive.
Monitors
: Dell U3011.
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit

Comparison Products:
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB
ADATA Nobility N005 Pro 64GB Flash Drive.
Kingston 64GB DT Ultimate Drive.
1TB USB 3.0 Toshiba HDD.

We perform each test multiple times to ensure that abnormalities don’t enter into the test results.

First we copied a folder containing 12 MKV files, totaling 8GB in size. We copied them to and from each of the drives via an internal SATA 6Gbps based Memoright 240GB SSD.

We recorded great results from the Patriot SuperSonic Magnum 256GB drive, just in behind the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB at the top of the charts. These are actually higher than the official Patriot claims.

Next we copied a folder with many mixed files, ranging in size from simple text based Word documents to several 100 MB video files. The folder size is 1GB. We record the average time taken then work out the speeds of the drives. Again we copy via an internal sata based Memoright 240GB SSD.

With a mixed sized folder, performance drops noticeably however the results are still excellent and the drive maintains its position right behind the Kingston HyperX Predator 512GB at the top of the chart.

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