The use of NTFS files system is more favorable for the Intel ICH6R controller, which wins in four patterns. The second position is fairly occupied by VIA VT8237. Then comes SiS964. ICH5R looks the weakest of all, as it was completely ruined by its opponents.
The reading results move VIA VT8237 into the leader’s position, as it managed to win in all five patterns. The second place is surprisingly won by the ICH5R controller. The third and the fourth positions were taken by Intel ICH6R and SiS964 controllers respectively.
When the files are copied within one partition, we see a very significant advantage of the Intel ICH6R controller. The gap is especially huge in the patterns consisting of many smaller files (Windows and Programs). Other controllers appear almost equally efficient in this test.
The file copying from one partition to another makes Intel ICH6R the winner. Although unlike the previous case all other solutions can also be “diversified”. The second fastest, as you may see, is VIA VT8237. The third position can be assigned to SiS964, which outperformed Intel ICH5R in four patterns out of five.