GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard Review: Page 9 of 12

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Monday, January 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Storage Benchmarks

AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD Benchmark is a simple and portable utility which helps you measure the effectiveness and performance of any solid state (SSD) drives connected to your system. It will test "Seq", "4K", "4K-64Thrd" and Access Time. At the end, it will give your SSD a score. 4K tests the read/write abilities by access random 4K blocks while the Seq test measures how fast the drive can read a 1GB file.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

In AS SSD, my Intel SSD 6 scored 1338.23 MB/s on the read and 558.75 MB/s on the write.  For an NVME drive, that’s considered slow. However, it is a budget drive.

The OCZ-VX500 achieved 496-88 MB/s on the read and 465.91 MB/s on the write. This is a bit below the advertised speeds.

CrystalDisk Mark 3

“CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows to measure sequential and random read/write speeds."

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

My Intel SSD 6 achieved 1584 on the read and 590.5 on the write. This was slightly faster that the AS SSD benchmark recorded.

My OCZ-VX500 achieved 541.4 on the read and 511.2 on the write. For a SATA SSD, this is about average. Still not bad.

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