ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Review: Cream of the Crop for AM3+
HD Tach: SATA 6G
To get another view of File System performance, we dust off HD tach. The short test was used.
It is interesting to see that the Formula Z has a higher burst rate in this particular test, as well as a higher average. Not entirely what was expected. Both boards use the same southbridge of course, but the FZ BIOS is larger, and could give more space to tune for certain scenarios. AMD, over time, has also released newer firmware for their controllers of the years. Perhaps this is the reason, even though both boards utilize the same SATA 6G drivers from AMD.