ASUS PRIME X570 Pro Motherboard Review

Storage Test Results

Below are the results of our storage tests for various devices. In many cases, the performance is limited to that of the devices themselves, rather than bus speeds or something architectural to the motherboard or chipset.

Note: I have switched the external drive to a different model than the older 60GB Force drive I was using. It’s an Intel SSD 335 240GB drive I had laying around. Therefore, the numbers for all USB testing aren’t comparable to those of other X570 boards we’ve tested in the past. Secondly, there aren’t any USB 2.0 ports on the back panel, and the dongle I was using for testing via internal headers has seen better days. As a result, USB 2.0 ports weren’t tested.

50MB Read Test Set

Crystal DiskMark Graph

Here we saw solid results from the SATA controller and USB 3.2 controller in Gen1 mode. RAID performance was surprisingly excellent, this is due to the stripe sizes supported by the controller. Alternatives would potentially allow for a wider range of stripe sizes and optimization. Typically, the stripe sizes supported improve read times but sacrifice write speeds as you’ll see below.

50MB Write Test Set

Crystal DiskMark Graph

The write tests were a bit weaker as I already stated. USB 3.x write performance was actually slightly faster than the traditional mechanical drive. Oddly, AHCI test results were a little on the low side.

100MB Read Test Set

Crystal DiskMark Graph

The 100MB read test set again showed outstanding results for the RAID 0 configuration. Oddly, it was more than twice as fast as the standalone AHCI test configuration was. USB 3.x was right on point.

100MB Write Test Set

CrystalDiskMark Graph

Again, the results from the standalone AHCI controller were rather low. Quite the opposite, the RAID 0 configuration was extremely fast. Far more than twice as fast as the AHCI controller. USB 3.x results were predictable.

NVMe Drive Testing

Crystal Disk Mark Graph

The Corsair MP600 drive achieved solid results on the PRIME X570 Pro. The drive scores right around 2900-3100MB/s in the read tests and 4200MB/s+ in the writes. These numbers are exactly what we are used to seeing on other motherboards.

Again, the ASUS PRIME X570 Pro doesn’t support NVMe RAID, so there are no test results for that.

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