ASUS Maximus V Formula Reviewccokeman - December 16, 2012
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Maximus V Formula Testing:
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 offering, will be used since they show the maximum potential speeds.
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost utility allows the Maximus V Formula to decrease the time it takes to transfer files to an external drive. While the ASRock boards seem to do well at the 4K block size, the Maximus V Formula delivers transfer speeds right on par with the P8Z77-V Deluxe and P8Z77 WS.