For some reason, the two Gigabyte platforms aren't a good fit for the Western Digital add-on card in our file server test. Both boards deliver significantly lower I/O results with this card.
The integrated Gigabyte solutions aren’t optimal for Web server solutions. The add-on cards are better for this purpose.
In the workstation result, we found the opposite of the file server results: the WD controller on the Gigabyte motherboards is best here, showing that performance may vary quite a bit depending on the type of workload.
- USB 3.0 Controller Performance Varies
- Asus Crosshair IV Formula (NEC PD720200)
- Gigabyte P55A-UD6 And UD7 (NEC PD720200)
- Gigabyte USB 3.0 Controller (NEC PD720200)
- Western Digital MyBook 3.0 Kit With Controller (NEC PD720200)
- The Test Device: Super Talent RAIDDrive 64 GB (USB 3.0)
- Benchmark Results: Bandwidth And Read/Write Testing
- Benchmark Results: Access Time
- Benchmark Results: I/O Performance