USB Performance and Power Consumption

HDTach 


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Many thanks goes out ot Western Digital for supplying the external USB2.0 hard drives used for testing these features!

Power Consumption

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Using HDTach we were able to test the performance of the on-board USB implementations using an external Western Digital 7200 RPM hard drive running on the USB 2.0 specifications.  You can see that though the write performance and CPU utilization was about the same on the Gigabyte board as it was on the Intel platform, there is something missing on the read speed as it gets beat by about 4 MB/s consistently. 

Power utilization from board to board is identical based on our Kill-a-Watt tester.

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