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 ADATA XPG SX930 240GB 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.
To test the network adapter performance we use Sandra’s Network (LAN) benchmark. We tested the single adapter (Intel), and compared it to the adapters on the two other boards we’ve tested.