Asus P55 Premium with SATA3 and USB3 in the house!

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  1. Team.AU

    Team.AU Member

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    w00t, this just arrived at my door this morning, it has the new SATA3 and USB3 controllers...

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    I am waiting on some SATA3 Barracuda XT 2TB drives from Seagate and also some USB3 drives and the testing will begin!

    Setup:
    Intel i7 870
    Asus P7P55D-E Premium
    2x Western Digital Velicoraptor 300GB
    2x GSKILL Falcon 64GB SSD
    2x Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB
    GSKILL 2200 Perfect Storm C8
    NVIDIA GTX280
    Windows 7

    I will do some comparisons with HD Tach and also IOMeter on the USB and SATA interfaces on this board...

    I will like to compare how much faster the new sata3 drives are, but also gains that can be had by using your existing devices in normal and raid configurations on the new controllers..

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    those baby blue ones are usb3
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    and of course sata3 6gbs baby
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  2. VelFog

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    Nice!

    Slightly confused here though, P7P55D-E Premium and P7P55D Premium?

    the normal premium doesnt have usb3?
     
  3. Autti

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    And yet they still put an IDE on there.
     
  4. EvilGenius

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    Both Asus and Gigabyte released P55 boards before USB3 and Sata3 hit the market, so they'd already used all their standard naming conventions. Now that usb/sata 3 is out they're both releasing the same boards with the addition of usb/sata 3. So same board, same name, sorta...
     
  5. HUMMER

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    you would have thought they would have ditched that and gone for more sata3 and usb3 goodness.
     
  6. karlcloudy

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    Yeah, I wonder if they bundled a floppy connector as well :p. A lot of people still use PATA for their optical drives. Why buy a new one if your old one works fine. Heck, you can still buy PATA drives, so they aren't really discontinued. and what the heck, why would you need a 48 phase power design? I thought my 16 phase was heaps :o
     
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    You know some people will read that and agree with you, don't encourage them !
     
  8. DeejW

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    il be genuinely suprised if usb3 and sata3 make any real world difference with current hardware
     
  9. HUMMER

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    current hardware probably not much but the latest gear would see a big difference compared to their older counterparts.
     
  10. Butcher9_9

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    sata3 maybe not but usb3 will

    no more 30mbs limit to your external HDDs, yes i know you can use Esata but that requires extra power and you have to turn on AHCI (spelling?) which is more hassle than its worth
     
  11. Deanzo

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    Looks nice, keen to see the comparison.
     
  12. krappo

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    Yup, me too very keen to see results. We all await.

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  13. dcl

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    Whats wrong with AHCI? It's recommended for SSD owners, but I know nothing else about it.
     
  14. EvilGenius

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    Nothing really wrong with it, but if you don't already have it enabled it pretty much means you need a clean install, because getting it enabled with the right drivers installed afterwards is a major PITA.
     
  15. mitsimonsta

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    And PS2 connectors. Bloody hell they annoy me - time to get rid of all of thes now. At least they have ditched the floppy connector (I can't see one on the product shot on the Asus site)
     
  16. MrSmoke

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    meh i still use IDE...this pc has an IDE DVD Drive and my server has about 3 IDE 120gb drives
     
  17. wormo

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    My MS keyboard is PS2...and it's not that old!

    IDE though....that's a different story :p SATA is so cheap these days, drives are about $80 for the 1TB and DVD drives are about $40-$50, so there's no excuse to use IDE..
     
  18. Tenoq

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    And a USB keyboard isn't cheap? :lol:

    *facepalm*
     
  19. wormo

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    I'm quite happy with my MS keyboard...It works. Why replace it?
    Whereas with HDDs, storage has increased to where IDE doesn't...

    Don't you facepalm me! Only my girlfriend can do that haha
     
  20. Tenoq

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    Haha. I can understand growing attached to a particular input device. I think I'm on my third Logitech joystick of the same type and model. I keep wearing them out, but it's what I'm used to so I won't buy a better one. :)
     

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