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Performance - USB 3.0 Storage SSD SATA3

Performance - USB 3.0 Storage SSD SATA3 (6G)

With the modern SATA and USB 3.0 controllers we started adding SSD performance numbers measured on such interfaces (when applicable). Putting these in nicely styled charts would be better, but with technology so new we just do not have anything out there yet to compare to, so here are some raw peak performance numbers. We use an A-DATA N002 Solid State Drive which has both a both SATA2 and USB 3.0 port.


Above, you can see a N002 series A-DATA Solid State Drive running over the USB 3.0 controller on this motherboard. The implementation works well. Obviously the N002 write performance is limited at roughly 200 MB/sec.

We recently got asked if we could show SATA3 AHCI performance with a SATA3 SSD as well. We can certainly do that, however after each run the SSD results might differ a little as NAND cells are written, so the performance you see below is a SATA3 SSD performance indication.

Below, a blazingly Corsair Neutron GTX based SSD connected to the SATA3 (6G) Intel controller. AHCI mode is enabled in the BIOS, especially with SSDs that helps a little on peak performance. The SATA3 controller is performing really well.


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