Next we get onto a spot of gaming with Crysis, where we run a timedemo at minimal graphical settings to put the focus on hard drive use.
The Torqx puts in a fairly good performance here, though it appears that for game loading not even Intel’s SSD can beat the mighty 10,000rpm Western-Digital VelociRaptor hard drive.
Finally we take a look at boot, restart and shutdown times for our test system.
In this test, Patriot’s latest SSD comes out the clear overall winner, with the all-important startup time being the lowest we’ve yet recorded, with our system being ready for action in just 40 seconds! This is one area where Intel’s drive really falls behind.