Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive ReviewWaco - June 10, 2013
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Patriot Supersonic Magnum 256GB Testing:
Nothing reveals true performance more than actually using the hardware as it was meant to be used. That's why this last benchmark is very simple and something anyone can do. Files of varying sizes, small and large, are transferred to the memory cards and the time taken is recorded. Time measurements are taken using a stopwatch. The stopwatch is started as soon as the Windows file transfer window appears and stopped after it closes. After an individual file is tested, it is then deleted before the next file, and the preceding steps are taken again until testing is complete. Average transfer speeds are then calculated by dividing the real file size by the recorded transfer time. Lower transfer times and higher speeds are better.
Custom File Transfers:
Can you say domination? Clearly the Patriot drive takes full advantage of the 8-channel controller and USB 3.0 connectivity here. Just for fun I also timed a 20 GB file transfer and came up with the result of 165 MB/s sustained write speed over the entire file transfer period. That's faster than almost any HDD could easily feed it!