While the Mach Xtreme Technology MX DS Turbo didn’t exhibit the best level of performance in our tests, it did come out on top in a few of them. On average,
we would say it is slightly behind the Corsair Force GT in terms of performance.
As we mentioned earlier in the review, the MX DS Turbo features synchronous memory like the Corsair Force GT and Patriot Wildfire. This is able to handle compressible data much better than the asynchronous memory used in the Corsair Force 3. CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD use incompressible data to benchmark the drives, which explains the large performance difference between the Corsair Force 3 and the other drives.
If we consider the three drives that use synchronous memory, the Patriot Wildfire is the clear winner when it comes to performance. The Corsair Force GT and MX DS Turbo still offer a good level of performance, especially the Force GT which was more consistent throughout our tests.
For most people, the price of the drives will be a key factor in the buying decision. Those who are looking for a great level of performance without spending too much money should consider the Corsair Force GT or MX DS Turbo as they offer a similar level of performance at the USD 225-230 price point. But those who are willing to pay USD 40 extra for the ultimate performance for their system should opt for the Patriot Wildfire.