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: It isn’t surprising that there isn’t much performance difference between the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 3 and the G1 Sniper M3. The Sequential read speeds only varied by 1.4MB/s while the Sequential Write showed a difference of only .6MB/s.
HD Tune Pro 4.01 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 Results: The GIGABYTE G1 series of motherboards had a solid showing in our SATA III 6Gbps HD Tune testing. The G1 Sniper 3 had a higher average read of 369.6MB/s than the G1 Sniper M3 which had an average read of 355.2MB/s. Looking at the average write speeds, the roles were reversed. The G1 Sniper M3 was slightly faster with an average write of 363.1MB/s while the Sniper 3 had an average write of 360.1MB/s.