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With the same ASMedia ASM1051 bridge used in all four samples, we’d only expect to see a large performance difference if one of the companies messed up its design. Fortunately, none did.
Unfortunately, the ASM1051 appears to be limited to SATA 3Gb/s performance, providing a modest 195 MB/s peak transfer rate with our SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The Crucial RealSSD C300 has already proven itself capable of exceeding 300 MB/s under ideal conditions and has even reached 266 MB/s in our earlier AMD SB850 SATA controller review.