Asus P8Z77 WS 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.
In this test the Asrock implementation seems to favor the 4K file size and delivers excellent results as the file size increases. ASUS implementation is short on the 4K file size yet delivers better transfer speeds as the file size increases and is faster from the 128K files size through the rest of the tests. As the file size increases the performance margin the P8Z77 WS enjoys does nothing but increase.