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Gladiator SuperNova (i5 Kaby Lake) System Review

To test the USB 3.0 ports on the SuperNova, I plugged in an OCZ Trion 150 SSD via a SATA-to-USB 3.0 5Gbps adapter, which uses the ASMedia ASM1053 controller. We reviewed the SSD HERE, finding it delivers good speed at a budget price.

Most importantly, it is capable of saturating the USB 3.0 bus, allowing us to test the speeds the USB 3.0 ports deliver. To test this, I ran both CrystalDiskMark and ATTO Disk Benchmark on the Trion 150 drive.

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As we would expect, the results show the USB bus is operating right at the limit of the 5Gbps ceiling.

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