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[OC Workbench] ASRock’s XFast utility speeds up USB access on it’s motherboards

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If you are still crawling with your USB speeds , transferring large files to and fro USB interface, you are in luck. ASRock has a new utility, which you can download from ASRock’s website. You can turbo boost the USB interface performance and the speed increase is noticeable. Befotre XFast USB is set Turbo, it achieved 156MB/s. With Turbo turned on, it scored 241.32MB/s in Sisoft Sandra Physical Read performance test.

Source.

Didn't really know whether to put it here or in software, but I guess since it's for ASRock motherboards, I'll leave it here. Move if necessary.

Also shortened the title a bit so it would fit.

Now, as for the utility, no idea whether their results are completely accurate, or how the utility does it, but very impressive nonetheless.
post #2 of 16
THATS AWESOME!!! Wish I could try it though... My Asrock X58 xtreme stopped working exactly a year after I purchased it. And the other awesome thing is I have to prove I'm the original owner for RMA... Now let me find that receipt......hahahah do I have a funny story about that yessir.gif
    
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post #3 of 16
Very Interesting.
post #4 of 16
Lol, and I'm still working with 15MB/s USB sticks.
post #5 of 16
Damn it, my mobo isn't supported.
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I'm not sure this works, XLAN neither. Proof?
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Originally Posted by HuwSharpe;14568675 
I'm not sure this works, XLAN neither. Proof?

asrock has a benchmark vid on youtube. look it up. it works on mine.
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Originally Posted by Spade616;14568696 
asrock has a benchmark vid on youtube. look it up. it works on mine.

Yea I have seen such videos, but in real life performance i am yet to see any real increase. Several other computers, much older than my current can match USB read/write speeds.
post #9 of 16
I did a quick benchmark a few months back using a 64GB Kingston SSD and USB3 enclosure.

With X-Fast enabled I saw a 15.5% increase in 1024MB ATTO read speed. It may not be a game changer but it helps. You have to use a device that can produce faster transfer speeds than a 15mb/s flash drive tongue.gif
    
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In other news: ASRock's customers complain of a huge sudden surge of RMA's due to burned out USB controllers and fried motherboards....
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