Average Bench: 38.6% (43rd of 632)

Based on 67 user benchmarks.  Device: VID 13fe PID 5000 Model: Patriot Memory

Poor average bench

The Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 128GB averaged 61.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 167MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 63.4MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 128GB is 60.8%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Patriot Supersonic Xpress USB 3.0 128GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 45.8MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 6.82MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 67 samples)
Min Avg Max
30.9 Read 167 271
14.4 Write 45.8 164
14.8 Mixed 63.4 154
95.3% 92 MB/s
Min Avg Max
3.39 4K Read 6.82 9.61
0.45 4K Write 0.93 1.55
0.37 4K Mixed 0.78 1.37
83.3% 2.84 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest USB (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
55GB free, PID 5000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 238
Write 148
Mixed 160
218% 182 MB/s
4K Read 9.49
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.94
99% 3.79 MB/s
28GB free, PID 5000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 276
Write 60.1
Mixed 89.6
141% 142 MB/s
4K Read 7.71
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 1.38
119% 3.45 MB/s
43GB free, PID 5000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 232
Write 35.9
Mixed 40.7
92% 103 MB/s
4K Read 8.17
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.83
110% 3.5 MB/s
117GB free, PID 5000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Read 230
Write 29.4
Mixed 37.4
86% 98.9 MB/s
4K Read 9.17
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.81
114% 3.84 MB/s
20GB free, PID 5000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 42.8
Write 23.9
Mixed 14.7
30% 27.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.57
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.79
76% 2.1 MB/s
106GB free, PID 5000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Read 30.8
Write 13.5
Mixed 19
24% 21.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.48
52% 1.79 MB/s
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