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MSI Z68A-GD80-G3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review

To test, we attached a Patriot Wildfire 120GB SSD to ascertain SATA 6Gbps performance.

A very important part of overall system responsiveness is down to hard drive performance. We use two of our favourite benchmark utilities Crystalmark X64 Edition and HD Tach to rate the Samsung SSD from the onboard SATA controller.

We tried all the ports and various cables but these were the best results we achieved, not the greatest we have seen from this particular drive.

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Again the results weren’t that impressive. We checked driver updates and various cables, but this was the best we could achieve with the drive. Surprisingly we got better results with the drive from the budget Gigabyte board we reviewed earlier this week.

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