ECS Z97-PK Deluxe mATX Motherboard Review

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ECS Z97-PK SuperSpeed USB 3.0 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.

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The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance testing was done using the Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD and a Thermaltake BlackX 5G SuperSpeed USB 3.0 dock.

Sequential Read Sequential Write 4k Read 4k Write
ECS Z97-PK Deluxe 355.3MB/s 175.3MB/s 16.36MB/s 26.81MB/s
ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ 302.8MB/s 173.7MB/s 17.47MB/s 26.1MB/s

Benchmark Results:  The ECS Z97-PK Deluxe motherboard was able to reach 355.3MB/s sequential read, and 174.1MB/s sequential write speed in CrystalDiskMark, which is a little slower than using the onboard SATA III connection.

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