Storage Test Results
50MB Test Set
In this test, we see a result of 621MB/s for the AHCI controller. RAID 0 doesn’t net us much here as it doesn’t have any benefit to this type of test set. This configuration lost performance against the AHCI test at 434MB/s. USB 3.1 and 2.0 numbers are where we expected them to be.
In the 100MB write test, we saw an AHCI test result of 127MB/s. In contrast, RAID 0 helped out tremendously, achieving more than 100% scaling somehow at 299MB/s. Again, USB 3.1 and 2.0 numbers were in their expected ranges indicating a successful test.
100MB Test Set
In this test, RAID 0 does indeed impact read performance considerably. We saw a result of 539MB/s, and our AHCI read score was much lower at 124MB/s. USB results looked good, coming in at 304MB/s for the USB 3.1 test and 38MB/s for USB 2.0.
In the 100MB write test, our AHCI result was around 125MB/s while our RAID 0 test achieved a result of 317MB/s. USB 3.1 showed a result of 88MB/s. USB 2.0 scored a write speed of 38MB/s.
NVMe Drive Testing
NVMe drive testing is a little bit different than other drive types as it has very little to do with the bus provided the proper amount of PCIe lanes are available. Actual performance is determined almost entirely by the device itself. Still, the testing accomplishes the goal of ensuring that the motherboard works properly.
As we can see, the write speeds are all around the 4200MB/s range which is actually somewhat low for the drive’s specifications. The same is true of the read speeds as they barely break 3,000MB/s which falls well below what the manufacturer says the drive can do. However, the drive always scores around the same regardless of the test platform. This is an older PCIe 4.0 drive as its a pre-production sample, so take those results with a grain of salt.
Of course, as I stated earlier, this motherboard does not support NVMe RAID, therefore we have no results for that.