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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [12.06.04]
Manufactured by: GigaByte 
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SATA Performance

For the SATA performance tests, we used a 160GB Seagate 7200.7, which features NCQ, although NCQ should not make a difference in these tests.

Well it looks like the new SATA controller is definitely getting use in these tests after all. Average write speed is increased by quite a bit, and the peak Burst speed is way up. However, there appears to be a CPU usage penalty.

ATA Performance

Getting right to it:

Okay, let's call it a draw.

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