CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 is a good benchmark to gauge how well a drive will perform. Many of the drive manufacturers have used this benchmark to show off the performance of their drives. It provides a quick benchmark of Sequential and Random read/writes, and included a NCQ with a queue depth of 32.
The SATA III 6Gbps performance testing was done using the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD, with the same SATA cable on both test systems.
|Sequential Read||Sequential Write||4k Read||4k Write|
|ECS Z97-PK Deluxe||438.3MB/s||257.3MB/s||23.41MB/s||85.29MB/s|
Benchmark Results: As we have come to expect, the Intel G3258 and ECS Z97-PK Deluxe does a great job at handling the SATA III SSD. With a 438.3MB/s average Sequential Read, and a 257.3MB/s Sequential Write speed, it doesn’t break any speed barriers, but still performs respectably for a low cost system.