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 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 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