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: The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 was just behind our other GIGABYTE boards with an average read speed of 118.53MB/s while the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin lead the field with 119.87MB/s. The average write speed of the GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 came in at 115.37MB/s which places it in the fourth spot, though the leader, once again the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin was only 1.6MB/s ahead.
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 GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 was once again in the third spot behind only our other GIGABYTE motherboards with an average read speed of 112.8MB/s. The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7 averaged 97.87MB/s in the average write tests which is a bit lower than we would have liked to see. Looking at the G1 Assassin which took the top spot with an average write speed of 112.17MB/s we see a difference of 14.3MB/s or 12.75%.