ATTO shows that the Triton is capable of its advertised speeds of 150 MB/s or more. The drive cracks the 150 MB/s barrier in both read and write speeds with this benchmarking application.
HDTach paints a very different picture. In this benchmark, the drive hits even higher read speeds with a very steady line averaging 177 MB/s. The drive is quite erratic in terms of write performance. We do, once again, see speeds of 150 MB/s to 160 MB/s, but the unit suffers from very large and regular dips below the 40 MB/s threshold. This results in an average write performance of just above 60 MB/s. While this is still quite alright, it is a far cry from its advertised speeds, which may put a dampener on the overall experience with the Triton.
The Triton's read performance is, in comparison to other USB 3.0 drives, only a few MB/s slower than the fastest drive we have tested to date. Its write performance is still, despite its significantly slower results, enough to put the Triton in third place behind an SLC-based drive and the Patriot Memory Supersonic.
USB 2.0 performance shows the same type of erratic behavior. While ATTO reports up to 36 MB/s read and 30 MB/s write, the average performance across the drive is much lower because of its erratic write performance.