The G1.Sniper2 was not as quick as the Extreme4 when measuring the Z68 chipset's performance in our file copy test, providing a maximum throughput of 297MB/s versus 321MB/s. Nonetheless, the Z68 chipset was considerably faster than the Marvell 88SE9172 which maxed out at just 215MB/s, making it the slowest SATA 6Gb/s solution tested.
Gigabyte's new board rebounded in our game copy test, delivering a maximum throughput of 389MB/s -- 9MB/s ahead of the Extreme4. The 88SE9172 controller came second to last, pumping 316MB/s.
The G1.Sniper2 blitzed the CrystalDiskMark sequential read/write benchmark, delivering the best read result by far with a throughput of 513MB/s. Marvell's chip was toward the bottom again with 370MB/s.
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