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.
Testing of the USB3 was done using the SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure. The drive used was a Crucial Technology RealSSD C300 SSD.
Benchmark Results: Now that we have eliminated the hard drive inside the enclosure as a limiting factor, we start to see a performance difference between our boards. Our ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme fell short of the performance of both the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe and the MSI P67A-GD65 with a read rate of 105.8MB/s and a write speed of 100.67MB/s.
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
Our testing of the USB 3.0 performance was done using the SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure. The drive used was a Crucial Technology RealSSD C300 SSD.
Benchmark Results: The Average Read of the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme gained a little ground in HD Tune; here it fell between the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe and the MSI P67A-GD65 with a rate of 108.43MB/s. Average Write fell short by nearly 9MB/s.