|SilverStone SST-EC03 USB 3.0 PCI-E Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Marc Fructman|
|Monday, 28 November 2011|
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 is a file transfer and operational bandwidth benchmark tool from Crystal Dew World that offers performance transfer speed results using sequential, 512KB random, and 4KB random samples. For our test results chart below, the 4KB 32-Queue Depth read and write performance was measured using a 1000MB space. CrystalDiskMark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested, and the S511 drive is formatted with NTFS. Benchmark Reviews uses CrystalDiskMark to illustrate operational IOPS performance with multiple threads. In addition to our other tests, this benchmark allows us to determine operational bandwidth under heavy load.
This is the Highpoint RocketRAID 2720 with the ADATA S511 using SATA III (SATA 6 Gbit/s interface). This sets the bar for the next set of tests.
This is the ADATA S511 in the TS07 Enclosure using the onboard USB 3.0 from the SR-2 motherboard. We can see that USB 3.0 does not fare as well as SATA 3.0.
This is the ADATA S511 in the TS07 Enclosure using the SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 PCI-E card. Read speeds are very slightly lower, and write speeds slightly higher for the SilverStone EC03.
This shows the original benchmark from the TS07 review: ADATA N004 Nobility using the onboard USB 3.0 of the EVGA SR-2. Read performance is close to the ADATA S511.
This is the ADATA N004 Nobility using the SilverStone USB 3.0 Enclosure and then attaching directly to the SilverStone EC03. The scores are very close.