In testing the Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD, I am using an Asrock X99 Extreme6/3.1 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E CPU. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.
Operating System: Windows 7 64bit
Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme6/3.1
Processor: Intel Core i7-5930K
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
Memory: Patriot Viper 16GB DDR4-2666MHz
Graphics card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB DD
Storage Drives: Plextor M6e Black Edition (OS Drive), Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0
Just a note: The benchmark results below are the results I got during my tests. You may or may not get the same exact results. During my tests, each result does not remain at a constant or fix read/write speed. The results below are not cherry picked as well. But the results are the more constant numbers I got while running the same benchmark several times.
Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD Benchmark Results
ATTO Disk Benchmark
Like all of our SSD tests before, the ATTO Disk Benchmark returned the highest result. Read speed was as expected at around 560MB/s, however write speed was just around 400MB/s, a hundred MB/s away from its target speed. Do note that ATTO doesn’t show real world performance.
UPDATE: The target write speed of the 240GB Ignite is 405MB/s and not the 545MB/s like the 480GB and the 960GB.
When I tested the Ignite with HD Tune Pro, read performance is going on an almost straight line. However, the write performance seemed to be erratic.
I got an average of 515MB/s in sequential read speed during the CrystalDiskMark test. It’s not the fastest, but at least it did performed above 500MB/s. Write speed is down to around sub-400MB/s which is a little bit disappointing, since the HyperX Savage 240GB SSD (which is also Phison S10 controlled), performed an average of 545MB/s read and 525MB/s write.
The Patriot Ignite returned a similar result during the AS SSD benchmark. The read speed was hovering above 500MB/s, while write speed was just below 400MB/s.
In the Anvil’s Storage test, the Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD was able to handle both the in compressible data and compressible data (including mixed data) at a somewhat constant speed. This is a good sign because this simply means that no matter what type of data you are processing, the Patriot Ignite can handle it at around the same read/write speeds. Some SSDs, specially the old ones, cannot handle both incompressible and compressible data at the same speed. Sometimes those types of SSDs performed well when it comes to compressible files, but suffers (greatly) with incompressible files.
Finally, the Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD showed a good result during my PC Mark 8 storage test. This test simulates a near real world performance. It returned a similar result with our Crucial MX200, BX100, and Samsung 850 Evo. That’s also good sign actually, and could mean that in the real world you may not feel any significant or appreciable difference, not unless you are doing some benchmarks, or your work involves very intensive read/write activity.