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Asus Z9 PE-D8 WS / Dual Xeon E5 2687W / 64GB Kingston DDR3 Review

Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0 x64. The Corsair Neutron 240GB is being tested on the Asus Z9 PE-D8 WS motherboard today.


Not quite the best results we have seen from the Corsair Neutron 240GB drive, but still very impressive. We tried various SATA ports on the motherboard and the results did vary between the Intel and Marvell controllers.

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The read speeds are excellent, scoring over 550MB/s. Write speed is slighly less impressive, although it is a limitation of the basic Neutron drive, rather than the controllers on the ASUS motherboard. Still, excellent results.

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