ASRock Z77 OC Formula Reviewccokeman -
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Moving data to and from an external device is something we all do as a means of backing up sensitive data whether it is family pictures, movies, music, or projects. The speed with which this transfer occurs is measurable and can improve with different board partner specific tools. I will be using ATTO version 2.47 to measure an external drives read/write performance through the USB 3.0 interface. The default test algorithm is used for this test. Motherboards that support a boost to the USB spec such as USB 3.0 Boost on the ASUS offering and XFast USB on the Asrock will be used as they show the maximum potential speeds.
Looking at the results delivered by the ASRock Z77 OC Formula it shows how well the company has tuned the USB 3.0 performance with its Turbo Boost feature used in the XFast USB tool. ASRock's implementation is more effective in that it delivered higher throughput across a wider range of file sizes while ASUS' implementation comes through with file sizes of 1MB and larger. The end result is more data transferred in a shorter time frame.