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SATA 6Gbps Implementation Investigated - ASUS vs. GIGABYTE P55 - Benchmarks - Passmark

GIGABYTE and ASUS chose different paths for SATA 6Gbps on P55 motherboards. Today we put them to the test to see which is better implemented.

| Editorials in Storage | Posted: Dec 24, 2009 5:14 am
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Passmark Advanced Multi-User Tests

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.1
Developer Homepage: http://www. passmark.com
Test Homepage: http://www.passmark.com

 


 

Many users complain that I/O Meter is too complicated of a benchmark to replicate results so my quest to find an alternative was started. Passmark has added several multi-user tests that measure a hard drives ability to operate in a multi-user environment.

 

 

The tests use different settings to mimic basic multi-user operations as they would play out on your server. Variances is read / write percentage as well as random / sequential reads are common in certain applications, Web Servers read nearly 100% of the time while Database Servers write a small amount of data.

 

The Workstation test is the only single user environment and will be similar to how you use your system at home.

 

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In our other articles that cover the Seagate Barracuda XT vs. Western Digital Caviar Black, the XT was better in most of these tests. The same holds true for our motherboard tests. I was surprised to see the RAID 0 numbers not showing any benefit at all here.

 

When it came to SATA 6G performance on the two motherboards, the ASUS board tested better than the GIGABYTE board in all tests except for one where they ran equal.

 

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