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.
The SATA6 Testing was done using Crucial RealSSD C300 256Gb SATA6 SSD drive.
Benchmark Results: The ECS P67H2-A Extreme Black SATA6 performance has an average read rate just above that of the MSI P67A-GD65. The average write speeds of the ECS P67H2-A Extreme Black were slightly lower than the other boards, though only 2.8%.
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 Results: The ECS P67H2-A Extreme Black was able to edge out all of the Intel P67 boards in the Average Read rates. The Average Write speeds the ECS P67H2-A Extreme Black fell behind in HD Tune as much as 9.2%.