USB 3.0 has become the standard high-performance data transfer technology for PCs, however, there is still room for improvement! New USB 3.0 Boost is an exclusive ASUS innovation that goes beyond original USB 3.0 speeds, delivering the latest UAS Protocol (UASP) on ASUS motherboards, and giving consumers up to 170 % faster data transfer performance as well as an accelerated Turbo Mode that supports all USB devices with the traditional BOT (Bulk Only Transfer) protocol.
Prior to installing the software, remove any connected devices from the USB 3.0 ports
Download ASUS USB 3.0 Boost on compatible models below
▪ What is UASP?

The popular USB 3.0 format is limited by BOT specifications, originally designed for the slower USB 2.0. The USB International Forum has introduced UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) recently to offer more optimized transfers for products with USB 3.0. The main differences between UASP and BOT are multiple simultaneous commands on UASP, while BOT can only handle one command at once. This reduces wait times, maximizes bandwidth utilization, and therefore enables faster and more efficient transfers. UASP also helps lower CPU utilization.

▪ How ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode accelerates transfer speed:
ASUS exclusive USB 3.0 Boost kicks it up a notch

Exclusive ASUS technology takes USB 3.0 to a whole new level of greater speed and efficiency. With USB 3.0 Boost, users get the flexibility of multiple modes that work great no matter which device is connected:

UASP Mode: dedicated to new UASP devices for max performance with the latest specifications.
Turbo Mode: accelerates USB BOT devices, increasing their transfer speeds.
Normal Mode: guarantees complete compatibility with all USB devices.
This three-mode design caters to different user needs for complete flexibility. Instant auto detection means USB 3.0 Boost recognizes the best protocol for every connected device, ensuring optimized output with no need to query the user for settings. As such, using USB 3.0 Boost and making the most of its advantages is easy for everyone, regardless of technical experience. Since UASP Mode and Turbo Mode engage instantly, the best performance is assured hassle-free. Meanwhile, Normal Mode allows users to switch acceleration off when it’s not needed.
How ASUS USB 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode improves device transfer speeds

Standard USB 3.0 transfer speeds dramatically accelerate thanks to exclusive ASUS technology, which intelligently adjusts data transfer commands into large batches and sends them out at once, significantly decreasing latency between the motherboard and connected devices. Turbo Mode accelerates all USB devices for faster and more efficient transfers.

ASUS Z77, H77, and B75-based motherboards push HD video transfer speeds up to 167% faster with ASUS USB 3 .0 Boost!

Exclusive ASUS USB 3.0 Boost leads the industry in USB 3.0 transmission speeds, accelerating Z77, H77, and B75 motherboard data transfers by up to 167%. It gives you the world’s first USB 3.0 UASP support for major time savings when moving large files such as HD videos and doing system back-ups.

  Under UASP Mode, multiple threads are allowed. Devices with UASP mode reach maximized transfer bandwidth utilization.   Using Turbo Mode, large data packets are allowed, accelerating transfer speeds for all USB devices.
Test Configuration: OS: Windows 7-64 Ultimate SP1/ MB:P8Z77-V PRO/ BIOS:1015/ CPU:Intel Ivy Bridge 3770K 3.5GHz QC1X / DRAM:Crucial BLT4G3D1608DT2TXRG 4GB DDR3 1600MHz * 4 / VGA:ASUS EAH6950

 
USB 3.0 Boost - UASP mode (on USB 3.0 ports from ASM1042)
INTEL
Z77

Maximus V Extreme

Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX
MAXIMUS V Formula
Maximus V GENE
SABERTOOTH Z77
P8Z77-V PREMIUM
P8Z77-V DELUXE
P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT
P8Z77-V PRO
P8Z77-V
P8Z77-M PRO
P8Z77-V LE PLUS
P8Z77-V LE
P8Z77-V LK
P8Z77-I DELUXE
P8Z77 WS
X79
Rampage IV Extreme
Rampage IV Formula
Rampage IV GENE
SABERTOOTH X79
P9X79 DELUXE
P9X79 PRO
P9X79
P9X79 LE
Z68
Maximus IV
GENE-Z/GEN3
P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
P8Z68-V/GEN3
P8Z68-V PRO
P8Z68-V
P8Z68-V LE
P8Z68-V LX
P8Z68-M PRO
H61
P8H61 PRO/NTECH/SI
P8H61/USB3 R2.0
P8H61-M2 USB3/SI
P8H61-MX USB3
P8H61-I (REV 3.0)
P8H61-I R2.0
P8H61-M LE/USB3
 
AMD
990FX/990X/970
Crosshair V Formula-Z
Crosshair V Formula
SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
SABERTOOTH 990FX
M5A99FX PRO R2.0
M5A99X EVO R2.0
M5A99X EVO
M5A97 EVO R2.0
M5A97 EVO
M5A97 PRO
M5A97 R2.0
M5A97
M5A97 LE R2.0
 
A75
F1A75-V EVO
F1A75-V PRO
F1A75-M PRO R2.0
F1A75-M PRO
F1A75-M PRO/CSM
 
USB 3.0 Boost - TURBO mode
INTEL
Z77/H77/B75/Z68/C216
P8Z77-V LX
P8Z77-V LX2
P8Z77-M
P8H77-V
P8H77-V LE
P8H77-M PRO
P8H77-M/CSM
P8H77-M
P8B75-V
P8B75-M LX PLUS
P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3
P8Z68 DELUXE
P8C WS
▪ UASP mode support devices and controller
UASP Device
CyberSLIM S1-U3 TURBO
CyberSLIM S1-DS3 TURBO
CyberSLIM S2-U3 TURBO
UASP Controller*
ASMedia ASM1051E
ASMedia ASM1051U
ASMedia ASM1054
LucidPORT USB300-REV2
   
  *Devices used these controllers run at UASP mode under ASUS USB 3.0 Boost.
Compatible storage devices
Brand
Model Type
Brand
Model Type
 
N004
NH01
NH03
 
3.5" USB3.0 Aluminum
Enclosure:3UB3A8
 
HD-HU3 Interface: USB 3.0 1.0TB
HD-HU3 Interface: USB 3.0 1.5TB
HD-HU3 Interface: USB 3.0 2.0TB
HD-H1.0TU3
HD-PE500U3-BK
HD-HX1.0U3
BR3D-12U3
SHD-PEH64U3-BK
 
S1-U3
S2-U3
S1-U3 TURBO
S1-U3S
S1-U3H
 
DEN-1051/2051
DEN-US30/33
DEM-0312
 
Hard Drive XS 3.0 (1.0TB)
Hard Drive XS 3.0 (1.5TB)
Hard Drive XS 3.0 (2.0TB)
Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 320GB
Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 500GB
Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 750GB
Mobile Drive Classic 3.0 1TB
 
I-O DATA HDJ-UT(1.0TB)
I-O DATA HDJ-UT(1.5TB)
I-O DATA HDJ-UT(2.0TB)
 
eGo Portable Hard Drives
eGo Desktop Hard Drive
 
DataTraveler Ultimate3.0/16GB
HyperX SHX100U3
 
Rugged
 
MX-FX series
MX-GX series
 
TIP-230U3-BK
 
Enyo USB3.0 Portable
Solid State Drive

 
S533-E
H566
U368
 
FreeAgent® GoFlexTM Desk Kit 2TB
FreeAgent® GoFlexTM Desk Desktop Adapter-USB3.0
FreeAgent® GoFlexTM Kit Black 500GB
FreeAgent® GoFlexTM Upgrade Cable Kit-USB3.0
 
SATA QuickPort USB3.0(Docking Station)
SATA QuickPort Duo USB3.0-V.2-
Rapid-Case2.5" USB3.0
USB 3.0 QuickStore Portable
USB 3.0 Rapid case 3.5" Enclosure
 
Armor A80
 
Express Drive Flash 32GB
Super Crypt
RAID Drive
 
SJ25D3
SJ25M3
JET Flash 700 32G
 
My Book 3.0 (500GB)
My Book 3.0 (1TB)
My Passport Essential(500GB)
My Passport Essential SE(750GB)
*ASUS USB 3.0 Boost only supports USB storage devices.
 
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