Intel Desktop Extreme DX58SO2 Motherboard Review

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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 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 drive used was a Crucial Technology RealSSD C300 SSD.

Intel DX58S02 USB3 HD Tach Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The USB 3.0 performance of the Intel DX58S02 X58 motherboard was a little on the lacking side. With an average read of only 104.53MB/s the Intel DX58S02 was the bottom board when it comes to read speeds. The Average write of 109.6MB/s gained some ground in our charts and the Intel DX58S02 is no longer in the bottom spot.

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

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.

Intel DX58S02 USB3 HD Tune Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: HD Tune continues the saga of the Intel DX58S02 X58 motherboard. The Intel DX58S02 had the lowest average read rate with a rate of 101.1MB/s while the top board averaged 114.53MB/s. The average write of the Intel DX58S02 was 106.5MB/s which put it into the middle of the pack.

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