Asus NCT-D (E7525), Continued
Adaptec's AIC8130 is available since the end of September.
The additional SATA controller by Adaptec (AIC8130) comes with four ports and even is ready for Serial ATA II running at 300 MB/s on each port.
VIA's VT6212L has been added in order to provide four more USB 2.0 ports.
This is the NCT-D block diagram.
Asus decided to incorporate a digital audio output rather than a second serial port.
If you decide to use an analog speaker system for 5.1 sound, the mic and line-in jacks will get lost.