Asus say it is the world’s first SATA-IO-certified SATA 6Gb/s-compliant motherboards
ASUS, as a leading IT company, today shared news of its M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 and M4A89GTD PRO motherboards having been certified by the Serial ATA International Organization as the first SATA 6Gb/s-compliant motherboards.
SATA 6Gb/s embodies the latest storage interface generation available to consumers, doubling the data rates of commonplace SATA 3Gb/s. This is a key advantage as users amass ever-increasing amounts of high resolution photos, videos, music and other multimedia files.
First to Achieve SATA 6Gb/s Certification
Devices on the SATA-IO Integrators List have undergone extensive testing for specification compliance, thereby assuring a high level of interoperability with other certified devices. ASUS motherboards are the first to have gained the gold standard of compliance with SATA 6Gb/s.
“The latest generation SATA 6Gb/s meets requirements from consumers with fast data transfer rates and better reliability to accommodate more dynamic lifestyles. People increasingly rely on high definition content, and ASUS knows this and acts on the knowledge. That’s why we currently have the first full range of SATA 6Gb/s motherboards available to consumers”, said Joe Hsieh, general manager of the ASUS motherboard business unit.
SATA 6Gb/s hard drives only cost marginally more than SATA 3Gb/s versions, making the transition to the new standard an easy, natural and affordable option for consumers.
SATA 6Gb/s certification for ASUS motherboards completed May 17, 2010, and can be reviewed at: