Big thank you to CryoPC for providing the following test rig:
CPU: Core i5 750 @ 4GHZ
Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E
RAM: Corsair Dominator 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3
Storage: Samsung F3 500GB 16MB
PSU: Corsair TX 650w
CASE: NZXT Hades
To test out the Patriot XT memory device I ran a quick synthetic test: the SiSoft Sandra portable memory benchmark. This test measured the read/write and latency of a storage medium and is designed for testing portable drives.
Well, while the Kingston drive is certainly more expensive, more than double in some places, you would expect a price hike simply because of the double storage capacity. That said, I think the Patriot does quite well to hold its own, even if its quite evidently outclassed.
The patriot Supersonic 32GB drive will run you anywhere between £70 and £90 depending on where you shop. This seems quite expensive, but its about what you’d expect to find a USB 3.0 drive of this capacity at with most manufacturers.