ASUS PRESS RELEASE: Get the Full Capacity of High Density Hard Drives with ASUS Disk Unlocker!

October 28, 2010 // 3:22 p.m.

Get the Full Capacity of High Density Hard Drives with ASUS Disk Unlocker

Enable the Ultra High Density Storage of Future Hard Drives on ASUS Motherboards Today



Taipei, Taiwan, (October 28, 2010) — Disk Unlocker is exclusive (patent pending) software from ASUS that overcomes current operating system limitations* that prevent a hard disk drive from utilizing more than 2048GB (also known as 2.2TB). This one-click software solution instantly enables the full capacity of the latest generation of high-density hard drives, making vast amounts of storage space available to ASUS motherboard users.



Meeting the Needs of Future High Density Storage

In the early days of computing, users would never have dreamed of needing more than a few megabytes, let alone a few gigabytes worth of data, and as a result, operating system code was written to reflect this way of thinking. Today, with ever-increasing data densities and hard drive capacities now reaching 3TB and beyond, PC users are still saddled with operating systems unable to use the full capacity of hard drives larger than 2048GB. In other words, storage space can remain unused and inaccessible without a motherboard upgrade.

ASUS Disk Unlocker remedies this problem in a quick and easy fashion, opening up the full capacity of hard drives larger than 2048GB. Disk Unlocker is yet another example of ASUS’ deep commitment to innovation for its customers, allowing them to fully realize the potential of their PCs without the need for an awkward operating system upgrade or costly hardware modification.



The Only Free and Instant Solution for PC Users

ASUS Disk Unlocker is a software utility that enables ASUS motherboards, new or old**, to access the full capacity of hard drives with capacities larger than 2048GB. It’s quick to install, requires zero technical knowledge to use, and not only enables current high-capacity hard drives to be fully exploited, but will work with all future hard drive upgrades too.

ASUS Disk Unlocker is offered as a free download from www.asus.com. Don’t limit your PC to a 2048GB hard drive for the foreseeable future — switch to an ASUS motherboard and realize its full potential today.



*Please visit support.microsoft.com/kb/946557 for more information regarding the 2048GB limit.

**Please see the full list of supported ASUS Motherboard Series below, or visit: event.asus.com/mb/2010/Disk_Unlocker/



Compatible Motherboard Series

Intel® Chipsets

X58 Series


P55 Series


H57 Series


H55 Series


X48 Series

P45 Series


P43 Series


G45 Series


G43 Series


G41 Series

X38 Series


P35 Series


G35 Series


G31 Series


946GZ Series

946PL Series


945GC Series


945GZ Series


945P Series


945PL Series

AMD® Chipsets

890FX Series


890GX Series


880G Series


870 Series


790FX Series

790GX Series


790X Series


785G Series


780G Series


770 Series

760G Series


740G Series










NVIDIA® Chipsets

980a SLI Series


750a SLI Series


780a SLI Series


About ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s bestselling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.



ASUS Motherboards: No.1 in the World

ASUS has attained its industry-leading position through innovation. As the bestselling and most award-winning global motherboard brand, the company has sold more than 420 million motherboards since its founding in 1989, and has pioneered numerous innovations that have become industry standards. Recent examples include the Xtreme Phase power design, Stack Cool 3+ PCB, anti-EMI shielding for safe operations, and the world’s first Dual Intelligent Processors, which consists of the TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) performance optimization chip and the EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the industry’s first real time PC power saving chip. The Dual Intelligent Processors achieve system-wide performance and energy optimization to increase output and moderate power consumption for a better, more cost-effective computing experience.



With its decades of expertise and dedication to pushing the design envelope, ASUS is poised to continue leading the industry in motherboard performance, safety and reliability.

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