USB 3.0 and SATA 3

One aspect of motherboards that a lot of people don’t even consider is their data transfer performance on the SATA and USB interfaces. This can change the way your PC performs day to day in booting, file transfers, and load times of games and programs. To put the UD4H to the test I ran it though a benchmark on CrystalDiscMark. To keep things fair every board is tested using the same 60Gb Corsair SSD both on the USB 3.0 and SATA testing. For USB 3.0 testing I use a Thermaltake BlackX dock to hook the drive up to the PC. As you can see on the SATA testing we had no surprises, the UD4H uses the same Intel SATA controller as the other boards. On the USB 3.0 side the UD4H again uses the Intel controller but it had a hard time competing against the numbers the Asus boards put up due to their USB3 turbo mode. The UD4H still performed up to regular USB 3.0 specifications and that is really all you can expect. Anything beyond that is just a bonus.

SATA3

Read Speed

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

473.4

Asus Z87 Pro

471.2

Asus Z87 Plus

467.1

MSI Z87 MPower

468.7

Asus Z87 Gryphon

472.0

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

470.2

USB 3

Read Speed

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

278.2

Asus Z87 Pro

429.8

Asus Z87 Plus

431.1

MSI Z87 MPower

268.5

Asus Z87 Gryphon

430.1

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

276.4

 

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33819 29 Jan 2014 21:18
I hope everyone is having a good week. Today I take a look at a Z87 motherboard from Gigabyte. Check it out, let us know what you think!
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Dreyvas replied the topic: #33873 03 Feb 2014 04:01
Strongly considering this for my next motherboard, thanks for the review.

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