Testing – SATA, USB & Network
To test SATA and USB speeds we make use of CrystalDiskMark hard drive benchmarking tool. First up is our SATA drive which is a 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K solid state drive.
For the USB 3.0 test we also use CrystalDiskMark. Using a USB 3.0 hard drive dock and a 120GB Corsair Force GT solid state drive we run the drive through the benchmark.
To test the network adapter performance we use Sandra’s Network (LAN) benchmark. We make sure it connects to the same host (our NAS) each time. Higher scores are better here.