GIGABYTE USB 3.0 Motherboards Now Support USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP)

GIGABYTE today announced its upport for USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) on their entire range of GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards. The UASP SCSI protocol is a new protocol initiated by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) that speeds up data throughput to SCSI devices by up to 20%, while also reducing CPU utilization, data latency and user waiting time.


The GIGABYTE’s USB 3.0 motherboards has already set the new standard in high performance computing by incorporating the very latest high-speed data transfer technologies.

The GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards deliver unparalleled performance with onboard integration of the latest SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technologies from NEC Electronics.

The USB 3.0 host controller from NEC Electronics enables GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards 10x data transfer speed boost over conventional USB 2.0 and adding to this performance boost, USB 3.0 features dual-simplex transfer for simultaneous data transfer from PC to USB device.

The GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards are the perfect match for future high definition SuperSpeed digital appliances such as digital cameras, digital TVs, DVD recorders and more thanks to its high-speed transfer capability.

“At GIGABYTE we have made it our goal to be the leading USB 3.0 motherboard brand, and so we are pleased to announce support of UASP across all our SuperSpeed USB products,” Said Tim Handley, Deputy Director of Motherboard Marketing at GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd.

This boost in data transfer speed in GIGABYTE USB 3.0 motherboards enable unprecedented improvements in the user experience for high-performance consumer electronics products.

According to GIGABYTE, the company is cooperating with other industry leading USB 3.0 device manufactures in ensuring compatibility and functionality of the devices, and welcomes all USB 3.0 device vendors to work with GIGABYTE in developing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ecosystem.

The GIGABYTE today offers a full range of USB 3.0 motherboards (more than 30 models) that span both Intel and AMD platforms and has currently more certified SuperSpeed USB motherboards than any other brand.

UASP device vendors who are working with GIGABYTE for USB 3.0 cross validation and testing include Buffalo, CyberSLIM, OCZ, Sharkoon and SuperTalent.

Users can now experience the performance boost that UASP offers by simply downloading and installing the latest USB 3.0 driver from the GIGABYTE website, for use together with other UASP supporting devices.

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