The motherboard’s M.2 performance is absolutely phenomenal and way beyond what I expected. As you can see by the data below, there was a marked improvement over 200MB/s which almost defies belief. Clearly, the 32Gb/s M.2 port is working its magic and catapulting our testing drive to another level. Also, notice how well the SATA drive benchmarks.
Unfortunately, there’s a complete reversal of fortune in linear write testing as the M.2 drive posts a fairly average speed. Although, it’s within a margin of error and only a minuscule amount from rising up the table. The motherboard’s SATA performance is much better and matches the best linear write rate we’ve encountered thus far.