USB, Firewire, SATA Performance
Firewire and USB 2.0 Performance:
To test USB and Firewire performance, I use two commonly used portable devices: an iPod and a flash drive (OCZ 512MB Rally).
The results above show that the Gigabyte GA-G1975X actually performs a bit faster in USB than the Asus and EPoX systems in sustained transfers. This would mean that for larger files, the Gigabyte GA-G1975X will be the better choice. This is really handy since I often do big transfers while I’m running late for a meeting. 🙂
There’s not much difference in Firewire performance which is interesting since we would have expected some difference with the EPoX using a VIA Firewire controller and the Gigabyte with a Texas Instruments controller.
Serial ATA Performance:
Using SATA and SATA2 drives, we take a look at the performance of the SATA connections on the various boards.
The results of the SATA tests show that the Gigabyte GA-G1975X has faster burst speed than the competition by a very small margin. Sequential reads are identical across the different chipsets.