Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

Testing – SATA, USB & Network
To test SATA, M.2, and USB speeds we make use of CrystalDiskMark hard drive benchmarking tool. First up is our SATA drive which is a ADATA XPG SX930 240GB drive.

ssd 2

For the M.2 test we will be using the Patriot Hellfire 480GB drive.


For the USB 3.1 tests we also use CrystalDiskMark. We actually decided to use a the Samsung Portable SSD T3 drive and testing both the Gen 1 and Gen 2 ports. Gen 1 is on the left and gen 2 is on the right.

usb 1 usb3 1

To test the network adapter performance we use Sandra’s Network (LAN) benchmark.

sandra lan

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