ECS Z97-PK Deluxe mATX Motherboard Review


ECS Z97-PK SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing

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
ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ 410.2MB/s 257.2MB/s 22.35MB/s 87.26MB/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.