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. We actually decided to use a the Samsung Portable SSD T3 drive.
To test the network adapter performance we use Sandra’s Network (LAN) benchmark. We tested both adapters (intel 8260 (Wireless) / Intel I218).