Gigabyte says USB 3 motherboards are compatible with UASP

Gigabyte said that its range of USB 3.0 motherboards now support USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP).  UASP is a protocol initiated by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). It is said to speed up data throughput to SCSI devices by up to 20 percent, while also reducing CPU utilisation, data latency and user waiting time.

Gigabyte has a range of USB 3.0 motherboards, with over 30 models that are claimed to span both Intel and AMD platforms. The company also claims to currently have more certified SuperSpeed USB motherboards than any other brand.

Users can now experience UASP offers by downloading and installing the latest USB 3.0 driver from the Gigabyte website. UASP device vendors who are working with Gigabyte for USB 3.0 cross validation and testing include Buffalo, CyberSLIM, OCZ, Sharkoon and SuperTalent.

Tim Handley, deputy director of motherboard marketing at Gigabyte said: “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.

“As an increasing range of external USB 3.0 storage devices make their way into the market after Computex this year, we see great value and importance in UASP in driving the performance of SuperSpeed USB to reach its full potential.”