The Asus S510UA-DS51 is a new Asus motherboard optimized for the ATX form factor. This motherboard features a fully-integrated cooling system and built-in fans for maximum efficiency, ensuring that your rig is ready to go. The new motherboard also has a 2.5” HDD and a 2.5” SSD for additional storage space, plus you can add a 2.5” HDD or SSD into the ATX bay for additional HDD or SSD capacity.
The new motherboard is priced at $149.99, and I’m not sure I can justify that price tag. This is a new motherboard so it doesn’t carry the same warranty that my ASUS motherboard does. It’s also a new motherboard so there are no options for a second SATA port (though you can install an SSD in the ATX bay of a second ATX motherboard).
As I said, this is a new motherboard so no warranty. I have seen some people ask about the 2.5 HDD and 2.5 SSD in the ATX bay for additional HDD or SSD capacity and I’m not sure if it works but I’ve seen people get these boards and wonder if they can be used for additional HDD or SSD capacity.
I would imagine that using a second SATA port on a motherboard is a very good idea and something that the motherboard manufacturers should have added to their boards. But as long as you purchase the right motherboard, there will be no reason to get a second SATA port unless you are going to use SATA for another drive.
I’m not sure if it is possible to actually use a second port to add more HDD or SSD capacity, but I think it is very possible to add more storage in the future. The only thing that is preventing this from happening is the fact that we are using an old motherboard that has a SATA port that will only hold one HDD or SSD at a time.
I’d love to see it happen because then I would be able to use a second port to add more storage, but I don’t think it’s possible. The only way to add additional HDD or SSD capacity would be to add a second PCI-E slot.
Asus also announced a new motherboard which is based on the S510UA chipset. This chipset supports up to four SATA drives in a RAID 5+0 configuration. This is great because it allows us to get more than one SSD and HDD at time, which we will be using in our new build. It is also great because the SATA ports on the motherboard are only 1.0, so a second port to add more storage is not a big deal.
Asus is certainly one of the top guys when it comes to motherboards and they have a very good track record with their products. We’re sure that if Asus was to release another motherboard with this chipset, we would have a hard time arguing against it.
In my experience ASUS offers a very good line of new SSD’s, including one on the ASUS NVMe. A very important feature of them is that they have a 100 percent guarantee that no one else in the world does them. The NAND and Intel SSDs are just great, but Intel has never made such a breakthrough in its own series. ASUS has always been one of the best players in the industry, even once, and that’s a great thing.
And now I’m seeing a couple new boards from Asus that include these new NVMe SSDs. With the SSDs in this new motherboard it looks like we’ll be getting a new standard of SSDs. And while this new board is not as good as the ASUS G54s, I’m sure it’ll be plenty good.