HDTach is a free hard disk benchmarking program from SimpliSoftware. This benchmark is not only capable of producing results on hard disk access times but also CPU usage required during disk access. The "Long bench" was run a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.
Both HDTach and Sisoft Sandra agree that the EVGA Classified is the board of choice for read speed, finishing top in both benchmarks. While the margin is small, due to the fact all motherboards on test are using the ICH10R controller, it would become more significant the faster the hard drive/SSD.
Let's see how the motherboard performs with our multimedia benchmark suite...
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