Asus P8Z77-V Premium MotherBoard Equipped With Fully Functioning Lite-On mSATA SSD


As promised, this was a quick look at just a small aspect of the new P8Z77-V Premium, Asus’ new flagship motherboard.  Considering I am less than twenty-four hours away from a motorcycle run down through the Southern States, its arrival only a few hours ago was typical as there was no way I could leave it’s installation until I got back. Asus’ choice to enable the SSDs use as either a caching solution or stand alone was a very smart one as it provides the consumer with functionality that hasn’t been seen prior.

As a quick look, this is our new Test Bench with the Asus P8Z77-V premium inside the Corsair 600T chassis and containing the Intel i7-3770k which is cooled by the Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Cooler overhead.  Memory is comprised of 32GB of Crucial Ballistix Sport and power is supplied by the OCZ Fatal1ty 1000w PSU.

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    Oh what a nice setup….nice and tidy too.

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    The chipset is limited to 2 x SATA III.These go to P0 and P1 so the mSATA gets SATA II. .
    Maybe Haswell will allow 4 or more SATA III connected devices.
    Intel never gives you all they can.They want you to keep upgrading as they throw you a new bone.
    Nice motherboard without the mSATA SSD that surely adds to the cost..

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    Les get an A+ as Managing Director of the Wire Management Division.

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    p.s. Why no bugs on the sunglasses, Les? Oh, I get it. The motorcycle voyage has started yet. 🙂

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    Seriously, since the 3D volume immediately above that mSATA form factor has plenty of available Height (i.e. the length of a full PCI slot cover), I’d like to see something like a fast integrated LSI 6G RAID controller with a small 4-slot “backplane/cage” to accommodate up to 4 of these mSATA beauties. The backplane/cage can plug into a dedicated header on the motherboard, allowing it to be removable. ASUS is already doing this with a removable WiFi adapter that installs at the upper left-hand corner, i.e. right next to the rear I/O panel. Finally, like other device drivers, the dedicated controller’s device driver can be downloaded and upgraded with “hot” new features as soon as they become available, like 8G and 12G transmission clocks and “jumbo frames” (had to use this opportunity for another little “pitch” 🙂

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    Well for those that will like to know a little more about this MB is awesome right now as I’m typping I’m using a Thunderbolt Cinema Display with this MB and let me tell U I love it, a lot money invest but its wealth it. Also I have (2)GTX 670 using Lucidlogic MVP setup and it’s awesome. I read somewhere that I don’t remenber now an article saying that U can’t or shouldn’t reun Lucidlogic MVP on a Raid Array don’t know why but, I’m running it and it’s perfect picture so far yes.

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    Nice review as always Les!

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    The problem with this mobo is, it’s just asking too much money. 🙂

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