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 GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 was able to average 331.4MB/s average read and 239.9MB/s on the average write. With this performance the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 was able to edge out the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro.
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: Once again the GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 was able to pull out a victory in our SATA III 6Gbps in HD Tune. The Z68X-UD7-B3 was able to edge out the ASUS P8Z68-UD7-B3 with a decent margin. The Average read of the Z68X-UD7-B3 was sitting pretty at 322.3MB/s and the Average Write was 226.7MB/s.