CrystalDiskMark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0 x64.
Today we are testing with the Samsung 830 Series 256 GB solid state drive.
Here we can see why it's essential to connect a high speed SSD to a SATA-600 port on the motherboard so bandwidth isn't limited to 300 MB/s. No performance related issues with the ASrock motherboard.