With installation complete, the SST-RVS02 will be benchmarked with a Seagate 7,200RPM 320GB hard drive (ST9320421AS) and used in conjunction with a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card, the SilverStone SST-EC01B. A comprehensive review of this card was done at LegitReviews and can be read HERE. HDTune (v2.55) and CrystalDiskMark (v3.0) will be used with the following test bench set up:
Benchmarks are run on a fresh Windows 7 64-bit install and all programs and applications not necessary to testing are disabled. All tests and benchmarking are conducted in a controlled environment, while ensuring that the ambient air temperature is kept at a consistent 22 degrees Celsius. Testing will consist of the SST-RVS02 being benchmarked using the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 specifications with a SilverStone SST-EC01B USB 3.0 PCI Express Card.