ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard Performance Review

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USB3 Performance Testing

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

HD Tach

Testing of the USB3 was done using the SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure. The hard drive used was a Western Digital 640Gb Black Edition Hard drive.

ASUS Sabertooth X58 USB3 HD Tach Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The ASUS Sabertooth X58 has average read speeds that are on par with the other top performing boards that we have seen to date. The average write speeds of the ASUS Sabertooth was able to exceed the performance of any of the other boards that I have tested to date by nearly 1.3%!

HD Tune Pro 4.01 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes
many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting,
folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file
benchmark.

HD Tune

HD Tune

Testing of the USB3 was done using the SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure. The hard drive used was a Western Digital 640Gb Black Edition Hard drive.

ASUS Sabertooth X58 USB3 HD Tune Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: HD Tune shows us very similar results to HD Tach. The ASUS Sabertooth X58 has average read and write rates that are at the top of the charts while the burst speeds of the ASUS Sabertooth X58 were able to exceed what we have seen to date.

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