USB 3 Support on ASRock X58 Extreme 3

One of the best things about ASRock X58 Extreme3 is it’s support of USB 3 on board. With USB 3.0 support, users can take advantage of the higher bandwidth when connecting to external USB devices. In our test, we used the Sunbeamtech USB3.0 HDDPAL Docking Station with the OCZ SSD  to test out the performance of USB 3.0.

From the chart, we can see the advantage of connecting the SSD to the USB 3.0 port. Of course performance won’t be as good if the SSD is connected directly to the SATA 2 port on board. We provided two benchmarks here – SiSoft Sandra 2010 Disk Benchmark and ATTO Disk Benchmark Read/Write.

You can read our separate review of the device with detail benchmarks here.