Occasionally at TSSDR, a number of things fall in place where we think that a new build might be best to highlight new hardware. Such is the case with our receipt and significant testing with the latest and greatest from ASRock, the ASRock Z87 Intel based Extreme11/ac and AM3 based Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM motherboards. Their sheer design is a huge step forward as the Extreme11/ac is chock full of storage possibilities with its 6 Intel ports, dual mSATA slots, dual ThunderBolt 2.0 ports, 12 USB 3.0 ports, in addition to 16 SAS SATA ports that are tied into a LSI SAS 3008 controller and 3x24R SAS/SATA Expander that make high volume SAS/SATA connections quick and easy. Don’t believe us? Check out our testing of HGST SSD800MM SAS 12Gbps 400GB enterprise SSDs where we reached an amazing 6.1GB/s transfer speed and 850K IOPS.