Are On-Board SATA 6Gbps Ports Fast Enough?

Written by Clive Webster

October 28, 2010 | 07:27

Tags: #fastest #hdd #investigation #pata #quickest #read-speed #review #sata-2 #sata-3 #sata-3gbps #sata-6gbps #ssd #write-speed

Companies: #amd #bit-tech #intel #marvel

ATTO Disk Benchmark Results

Website: ATTO Disk Benchmark

Th test the relative performance of each of the controllers we used ATTO disk benchmark which is a straight forward but surprisingly popular tool for testing storage devices or controllers.

The benchmark sequentially writes and reads files from 0.5KB to 8MB and can also be adjusted for overlapped I/O and a variety of queue depths. We tested performance at three different file sizes (4KB, 1MB and 4MB). All other setting in the tool were left at their default value and each test was ran three times to ensure consistency.

The red bars in the graphs below denote controllers listed as capable of SATA 6Gbps speeds while the blue bars in the graph denote controllers only listed as SATA 3Gbps.

ATTO Disk Benchmark

4MB read speeds

  • Rocket 620
  • P55A-UD3R (Marvel 9128)
  • Crosshair IV (AMD SB850)
  • 890FXA-UD7 (AMD SB850)
  • 880GMA-UD2H (AMD SB850)
  • X58-UD7 (JMicron JMB362)
  • P6X58D-E (Marvel 9128)
  • X58A-UD3R (Marvel 9128)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Intel ICH10R)
  • H55M-UD2H (Intel ICH10R)
  • P55-UD3R (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58A-UD3R (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58-UD7 (Intel ICH10R)
  • P6X58D-E (Intel ICH10R)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Marvel 9128)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Marvel 9120)
  • X58-UD7 (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • X58A-UD3R (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • 890FXA-UD7 (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • 362
  • 342
  • 334
  • 328
  • 319
  • 307
  • 305
  • 303
  • 259
  • 253
  • 253
  • 0.0
  • 251
  • 251
  • 208
  • 206
  • 130
  • 130
  • 129
0
100
200
300
400
(MB/sec)

ATTO Disk Benchmark

1MB read speeds

  • Rocket 620
  • P55A-UD3R (Marvel 9128)
  • Crosshair IV (AMD SB850)
  • 890FXA-UD7 (AMD SB850)
  • 880GMA-UD2H (AMD SB850)
  • X58-UD7 (JMicron JMB362)
  • P6X58D-E (Marvel 9128)
  • X58A-UD3R (Marvel 9128)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58A-UD3R (Intel ICH10R)
  • H55M-UD2H (Intel ICH10R)
  • P55-UD3R (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58-UD7 (Intel ICH10R)
  • P6X58D-E (Intel ICH10R)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Marvel 9128)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Marvel 9120)
  • X58-UD7 (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • X58A-UD3R (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • 890FXA-UD7 (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • 362
  • 343
  • 334
  • 328
  • 321
  • 306
  • 305
  • 304
  • 257
  • 253
  • 253
  • 252
  • 251
  • 248
  • 206
  • 204
  • 130
  • 130
  • 129
0
100
200
300
400
(MB/sec)

ATTO Disk Benchmark

4KB read speeds

  • ASRock Extreme4 (Marvel 9120)
  • P55A-UD3R (Marvel 9128)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Marvel 9128)
  • Rocket 620
  • 880GMA-UD2H (AMD SB850)
  • Crosshair IV (AMD SB850)
  • X58-UD7 (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58A-UD3R (Intel ICH10R)
  • P6X58D-E (Intel ICH10R)
  • ASRock Extreme4 (Intel ICH10R)
  • 890FXA-UD7 (AMD SB850)
  • P6X58D-E (Marvel 9128)
  • H55M-UD2H (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58-UD7 (JMicron JMB362)
  • X58A-UD3R (Marvel 9128)
  • P55-UD3R (Intel ICH10R)
  • X58A-UD3R (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • X58-UD7 (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • 890FXA-UD7 (Gigabyte SATA II)
  • 147
  • 142
  • 141
  • 113
  • 86
  • 86
  • 82
  • 82
  • 79
  • 78
  • 76
  • 70
  • 69
  • 67
  • 66
  • 52
  • 46
  • 46
  • 44
0
25
50
75
100
125
150
(MB/sec)

To find out what these number mean, flick to our results analysis page.
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