AMD A10 5800K Launch Review

Product: AMD A10 5800K / ASUS F2 A85-M Pro
Company: AMD
Author: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: October 1st, 2012

USB 3.0 and SATA 3


We copied a 10.98GB compressed backup file from main system SSD to an SSD (OCZ Vertex 4) in a USB 3.0 enclosure, as a write test. We also copied the file back to the SSD, as a read test from USB3.0 to internal storage. We also tested USB 3.0 to USB 3.0 copy by copying from a WD Passport SE 1TB to the USB 3.0 SSD enclosure. All tests used Teracopy with verify mode on, lower times are better. This test should demonstrate the difference between native USB 3.0 and add-in controllers connected by PCI-E link, as used by Cougar Point. ASUS enhanced USB 3.0 modes were disabled.

How USB 3.0 is implemented makes a little bit of a difference, especially when copying from one USB 3.0 device to another.


Next we repeated our read, and write tests by connecting the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD to eSATA and internal SATA ports. AMD offers 8 internal SATA 3 6gbps ports, Cougar Point offers 2 plus 4 SATA 2 3gbps. This shows the differences that makes for large file copies, lower times are better and again TeraCopy verify was used.

Can you spot which platform has a SATA 3 port and which has a SATA 2 one?