Test System Configuration
|Test System Configuration|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-980X (3.33 GHz, 12 MB Shared L3 Cache)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte X58A-UD9 BIOS F3 (05/28/2010) Intel X58 Express, LGA 1366|
|RAM||Kingston KHX16000D3ULT1K3/6GX (6 GB) DDR3-2000 at DDR3-1333 CAS 7-7-7-20|
|Graphics||Diamond Radeon HD 5870 1 GB 850 MHz GPU, GDDR5-4800|
|OS Hard Drive||Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000HLFS, 300 GB 10,000 RPM, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB cache|
|USB 3.0 Adapter||Integrated NEC D720200F1 PCIe 2.0 Two ports, onboard 5 Gb/s PCIe interface|
|Sound||Integrated HD Audio|
|Network||Integrated Gigabit Networking|
|Power||Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850 W Modular ATX12V v2.2, EPS12V, 80-Plus Gold|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
|Graphics||AMD Catalyst 10.6|
|Chipset||Intel INF 18.104.22.1680|
|h2benchw 3.13||Sequential and Sustained Reads, Writes (KB/s) Interface Bandwidth (MB/s), Access Times (ms)|
|IOMeter 2006.07.27||Database, File Server, Web Server, Workstation Patterns (IOPS)|
The heavy-duty gaming hardware used for today’s test is coincidental, as it was already set up on the bench for an upcoming graphics test. It includes Gigabyte’s high-flying X58A-UD9 motherboard.
While the added graphics card slots of Gigabyte’s top motherboard weren’t important for today’s articles, the X58 chipset’s four leftover PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 lanes were. One of these allows a direct 5 Gb/s pathway from the NEC D720200F1 USB 3.0 controller to the chipset, completely avoiding any of the bandwidth workarounds required by lesser chipsets.
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nice review..thanks tomsReply
Another proof of ever growing nature of techonology..Reply
The heavy-duty gaming hardware used for today’s test is coincidental, as it was already set up on the bench for an upcoming graphics test. It includes Gigabyte’s high-flying X58A-UD9 motherboard.Which is the mystery card?
BTW, I liked Super Talent Super crypt, despite being slower than OCZ and PQI, it is the size I would be comfortable carrying in my pocket.Reply
I know these technologies are more toward the "bleeding edge," but it's nice to know that manufacturers see it as enough of a market to start making products. Maybe USB 3.0 will make it mainstream relatively soon.Reply
Would you be able to use the 128GB as a boot drive for win7 and how would they fall in price/performance between sata ssd and a VelociRaptor?Reply
Where's the hint on the upcoming graphics test?Reply
can you play a game like crysis or even warcraft 2 well straight out of this ssd with a no cd crack?Reply
reclusiveorcWould you be able to use the 128GB as a boot drive for win7 and how would they fall in price/performance between sata ssd and a VelociRaptor?I have been saying this to people for years, that one day you will have your whole PC installation on a flash drive. Just plug into a PC, boot from the flash drive and everything is there.Reply
Too bad it will still be some time before usb 3.0 will become mainstream and even longer for extremely good drives to come outReply