Below are three albums with explanations of each step in the captions:

Read my post on Reddit all about the mod by clicking HERE.




For benchmarking I used Ubuntu’s built in benchmarking tool and two USB drives; one 32 gb USB 2.0 one and one 128gb USB 3.0 one on both the internal USB 2.0 and PCI-E USB 3.0 ports. The results are pictured below.


The results above show an expected significant performance boost on the USB 3.0 drive when moving from 2.0 to 3.0, and surprisingly even a small increase on the USB 2.0 drive when moved to the 3.0 port. Another Interesting thing is how the access time decreases slightly on the PCI-E bus as opposed to the internal USB Bus. See graphs below for visual representation of data: