MSI Z270 SLI PLUS Motherboard Review

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.

sata 1

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.

usb 1

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.

sandra lan 1

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