CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
The SATA III 6Gbps performance testing was completed using a Corsair Force GT 240Gb SATA III 6Gbps SSD.
Benchmark Results: The ASUS X99-Deluxe wasn’t quite up the task of keeping up with the ASUS P9X79 or ASUS Z97-Pro, though it wasn’t to far off. The ASUS X99-Deluxe hit a sequential read of 522.0MB/s while the ASUS Z97-Pro was the fastest board with a read of 533.3MB/s.
HD Tune Pro 5.50 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.
Benchmark Results: There’s a pretty big range between our ASUS boards today, the ASUS X99-Deluxe had an average read of 340.2MB/s while the ASUS Z97-Pro averaged 438.7MB/s