1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

SilverStone EC03 USB 3.0 PCI-E Adapter

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 December 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 3 - 2 Comments

Included inside the product box was the PCI-E x1 expansion card, the 3.5-inch I/O bay, mounting screws, a mini driver CD, a small product manual, and the USB 3.0 internal connector to dual USB 3.0 ports. The EC03 was sent over by SilverStone Technology as a Phoronix review sample.

When installing the SilverStone EC03 PCI Express expansion card into one of the Phoronix test systems running Ubuntu 11.10, the USB 3.0 controller was working fine right from the start. There was not any worrying about drivers or anything else while testing with the Linux 3.0 and Linux 3.2 development kernels.

For seeing how well this USB3 card works, its performance was compared by measuring the transfer speeds of the USB 3.0 ports found on the ASRock Z68 Pro3 motherboard and then again when using the SST-EC03. The SilverStone Raven RVS02 was used with the 240GB OCZ Agility 3 (Serial ATA 3.0) SSD as the test candidate. The Linux 3.2 x86_64 kernel with Ubuntu 11.10 was the software stack for running these Linux USB3 benchmarks.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux
  2. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  4. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17
  2. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  3. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  4. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
Latest Linux News
  1. Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements
  2. Mozilla Firefox 32 Surfaces With HTML5, Developer Changes
  3. Nouveau X.Org Driver Released With DRI3+Present, Maxwell, GLAMOR
  4. Microsoft & AMD Release C++ AMP Compiler With Linux Support
  5. AMD, Wine & Valve Dominated August For Linux Users
  6. Linux 3.17-rc3 Kernel Released Back On Schedule
  7. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  8. Mesa 10.3 RC2 Arrives Via Its New Release Manager
  9. Ubuntu 14.10's Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD
  10. MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  2. Best Radeon for a Power Mac G5?
  3. The dangers of Linux kernel development
  4. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  5. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  6. SSD seems slow
  7. Is laptop with Intel CPU and AMD dGPU worth buying considering especially AMD Enduro?
  8. Radeon HD5670 and Ubuntu 14.04