Asus Displays its Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express Motherboard

Along with other products that Asus is demonstrating at CES 2014, the Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express motherboard is set to be the first to feature the SATA-Express standard. It is particularly impressive considering that it seems that the SATA-Express won't even be standard on the next-generation Z97-Express chipset.

The SATA-Express connector aboard the motherboard will allow for transfer rates of up to 1000 MB/s. The SATA-Express connector is different from the older SATA connector, though.

Up until now, there haven't been any SATA-Express drives on the market, so for testing it is likely Asus' 'Runway' creation.

We have yet to hear when the Z87-Deluxe/SATA Express will come to the market.

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  • jimmysmitty
    I tested a Revo Xrive X2 and overall you can't tell the difference between it and a SATA3 drive in terms of using the OS. And some things wont be able to utilize speed that fast.That said, I am excited as always for technology to push forward.Were you able to find out what company is providing the SATAe chip?I have found that Intels SATA is normally the most reliable, ASMedia, pretty much Asus, being decent and Marvell normally has more issues than anything.
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  • Simon Anderson
    Will external SATA express be called eSATAe? :P
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  • rishiswaz
    Anonymous said:
    I tested a Revo Xrive X2 and overall you can't tell the difference between it and a SATA3 drive in terms of using the OS. And some things wont be able to utilize speed that fast.That said, I am excited as always for technology to push forward.Were you able to find out what company is providing the SATAe chip?I have found that Intels SATA is normally the most reliable, ASMedia, pretty much Asus, being decent and Marvell normally has more issues than anything.


    Did you test it as a non-Boot drive? I would assume PCIe based storage would be useful for cache and scratch disks.
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