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ASRock X99 Extreme11 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

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  • Intel X99
  • Supports Intel Core i7 and Xeon 22-Core Processors Family for the LGA 2011-3 Socket
  • DDR4 3200+(OC)*/ 2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133
  • * Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock's website for more information.

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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard with graphics and text point out the Premium 60A Power Choke, Quad Channel Memory Slots, Premium Memory Alloy Chocke Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps, CPU Chipset, 4-Way SLI & 4-Way CrossFireX VGA slots, Power Switch with LED, Reset Switch with LED, PCIe Power Connector, Purity Sound 2 audio chip, Ultra M.2 Socket, PCIe Power Connector, Intel Dual LAN and eSATA

ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard

With its insane 18x SATA 3 storage, gigantic quad-channel memory up to 128GB on eight DDR4 slots, 4-Way SLI/4-Way CrossFireX support via five PCIe 3.0 x16 slots and dual state-of-the-art ultra-fast M.2 connectors, the ASRock X99 Extreme11 motherboard delivers all you need to build a performance demon. It's based on the Intel X99 chipset and supports the Intel Core i7 and Xeon 18-Core processor families in an LGA 2011-3 packaging.

Aimed at top users seeking top performance for their powerhouses, the X99 Extreme11 incorporates loads of engineering innovations and performance-enhancing features to meet their requirements. The 12 power-phase design with Digi Power ensures leading stability and overclocking potential by delivering robust, precise power. Count on the ASRock Super Alloy design for unbeatable reliability and stability. Compute with confidence with Full Spike Protection that safeguards sensitive components against voltage abnormalities. Power on/off the HDDs at will in Windows with HDD Saver Technology and enjoy detailed, audiophile-class sound with the Purity Sound solution. The acclaimed ASRock XFast RAM and XFast LAN are also included for a fast, smooth experience in both local operations and on the Internet.

The ASRock X99 Extreme 11 Motherboard standing up, facing to the left
  • 18x SATA3 (8x SAS3 12Gbps + 10x SATA3 6Gbps) from LSI SAS 3008 Controller
  • 4-Way SLI & 4-Way CrossFireX (x16) Supported by Two Embedded PLX 8747 Bridges
  • ASRock Super Alloy
    • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink
    • Premium 60A Power Choke
    • Premium Memory Alloy Choke
    • Ultra Dual-N MOSFET (UDM)
    • Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps
    • Sapphire Black PCB
  • Supports Intel Core i7 and Xeon 22-Core Processors Family for the LGA 2011-3 Socket
  • Digi Power, 12 Power-Phase Design
  • Supports Quad-Channel DDR4 3200+(OC) with a Maximum Capacity Up to 128GB
  • Supports DDR4 UDIMM ECC,* RDIMM Memory (*ECC Is Supported with Intel Xeon Processors)
  • 5x PCIe 3.0 x16 & 2x Embedded PLX PEX 8747
  • 7.1-CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150 Audio Codec), Supports Purity Sound 2 & DTS Connect
  • Intel Dual Gigabit LAN with Teaming
  • 10x SATA 3, 8x SAS 3, 2x eSATA, 2x Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA 3)
  • 8x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (4x Front, 4x Rear), 8x USB 2.0 (4x Front, 4x Rear)
  • 1x COM Port Header
  • Supports ASRock HDD Saver Technology, Full Spike Protection and APP Shop
LSI chipset logo

18x SATA3 (8x SAS 3 12Gbps + 10x SATA 3 6Gbps)

If you're constantly worried about running out of storage space or dealing with sluggish file-transfer speeds, the ASRock X99 Extreme11 motherboard may be the end to your irrational fears. This motherboard is equipped with ten SATA 3 connectors by Intel X99, plus eight additional SAS 3/SATA 3 connectors by an LSI SAS 3008 controller, which sums up to a total of eighteen SATA 3 ports that can reach an unearthly 6.1Gbps transfer speed!

Closeup of the SATA ports on the side of the motherboard. There is also a chart that marks the 6.1Gbps speed
PLX PEX8747 chip chip icon

4-Way SLI & CrossFireX Supported by Two PLX PEX 8747 Bridge Chips

PLX PEX 8747 is a PCIe Gen3 bridge chip that offers solid PCIe 3.0 lanes for PCIe devices and is optimized to support high-performance graphics. Via the two PLX PEX 8747 bridge chips onboard, this motherboard is able to support 4-way SLI or 4-way CrossFireX at PCIe Gen3 x16/x16/x16/x16 mode with four graphics cards.

Closeup of the VGA slots on the motherboard in the background and an image of 4 graphics cards installed in the motherboard at the forefront
Ultra M.2 Icon

Dual Ultra M.2

The two onboard M.2 sockets are a new interface for connecting Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF) SSDs or other devices. ASRock is the first in the world to implement PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 sockets on their motherboards. The Ultra M.2 interface pushes the speed of M.2 modules up to 32Gb/s, which is 3X faster compared to other M.2 Gen2 x2 solutions that are limited to 10Gbps. Furthermore, this motherboard is capable of powering two M.2 x4 SSD devices simultaneously at 2.8GBps!

Closeup of the Dual Ultra M.2 on the motherboard
Closeup of the motherboard's 12 power phase design

12 Power-Phase Design

Designed with a 12 power-phase design, this motherboard features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. Plus, it offers unmatched overclocking capabilities and enhanced performance with the lowest temperatures for advanced gaming as well.

Overhead closeup of the 12 power phase design on the motherboard
Super Alloy Motherboard Stable and Reliable logo
XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink Design Icon

XXL Aluminum-Alloy Heatsink Design

The extra-large aluminum-alloy heatsinks take away heat dramatically. As the motherboard's MOSFET and chipset areas are well covered by these heatsinks to protect them from overheating, these MOSFETs and chipsets can perform with lower temperatures so your motherboard and system will be more stable and reliable.

Premium 60A Power Choke Icon

Premium 60A Power Choke

Compared to traditional chokes, ASRock’s new-gen premium power chokes effectively increase up to 3 times better saturation current, providing enhanced and improved Vcore voltage to the motherboard.

Closeup of the motherboard's Saturation Current and Premium 60A Power Chokes
Premium Memory Alloy Choke Icon

Premium Memory Alloy Choke

Specially designed for memory power delivery, the ASRock X99 Extreme11's new-gen alloy chokes feature a highly magnetic and heat-resistant design, thus delivering more stable and reliable power to the motherboard.

Thermal imagine of the hotness that ferrite chokes compared to the coolness that premium memory alloy chokes provide
Ultra Dual-N MOSFET

Ultra Dual-N MOSFET

By combining two silicon dies into one MOSFET, the motherboard's Ultra Dual-N MOSFET provides a larger die area with lower RDS(on) so the power supply for the CPU Vcore is more efficient.

Thermal imaging of how the power pak makes the motherboard while the ultra dual-n MOSFET image is cool
Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps icon

Nichicon 12K Platinum Caps

The ASRock X99 Extreme11 motherboard's supreme 12K platinum capacitors boast lifespans of at least 12,000 hours. Compared to other counterparts on high-end motherboards that merely have lifespans of around 10,000 hours, ASRock applied Nichicon 12K platinum caps that offer 20% longer lifespans and provide more stability + reliability.

Tested under industry-standard 105C° ambient temperature.

Closeup of the nichicon 12k platinum caps and text that reads: Durability ASRock Motherboard with Nichicon 12K Platinum caps, 12,000 hours 20% longer
Sapphire Black PCB Icon

Sapphire Black PCB

ASRock does not overlook any details, even those tiny ones. With a pure black PCB, the new Sapphire Black PCB represents rock-solid quality and gives the motherboard a more mysterious touch.

graphic divider ending the above section
ECC & RDIMM Shield Icon

Supports DDR4 ECC/RDIMM Memory Modules

This motherboard is capable of supporting DDR4 ECC and RDIMM (Registered DIMM) memory modules which deliver server-grade performance and durability for high-powered computing systems.

ECC is supported with Intel Xeon processors.

128GB shield icon

128GB Memory Support

Designed to meet a maximum computing-power system, this motherboard adopts the quad-channel 8x DDR4 DIMM slots. Each slot supports up to a 16GB memory module, thus delivering a maximum capacity up to 128GB.

Purity Sound 2 Icon

Purity Sound 2

Purity Sound 2 includes 7.1-CH HD audio with the Realtek ALC1150 audio codec, 115dB SNR DAC with a differential amplifier, TI NE5532 premium headset amplifier, cap-less direct-drive technology, EMI-shielding cover, isolated PCB shielding and DTS Connect. As Nichicon audio capacitors are what every audiophile has been longing for on a PC, ASRock applied these high-quality capacitors for Purity Sound 2.

A large graphic showing the audio technology on the motherboard, including Purity Sound 2 and the nichicon fine gold audio capacitors

This frequency-response chart was tested with 32ohm normal headphones. It indicates how traditional audio solution's frequency responses drop drastically at low frequencies. Compared to traditional audio solutions (2.0dB) at 20Hz low frequency area, Purity Sound 2 still maintains its frequency response (0.4dB) and provides better bass with the TI NE5532 amplifier, improving the bass quality by 20% (1.6dB)!

The frequency response chart showing how Purity Sound 2 has a higher bass response compared to traditional audio solutions
HDD Saver Icon with text that reads: SAVE PRIVACY, SAVE ENERGY and SAVE HDD LIFE

HDD Saver Technology

There's a dedicated 4-pin HDD Saver connector placed near the motherboard's SATA ports. By connecting it to the HDDs, you can shut down or turn on your HDDs via software when needed. HDD Saver technology secures more privacy, saves more energy and extends HDD life.

HDD Saver Software turning select drives on and off

Use the Hotkey [Ctrl + Alt + S] to run HDD Saver under your OS.

Full Spike Protection Banner showing Surge Protection, Lightning Protection and ESD Protection Icons

Some sensitive digital components on the motherboard are vulnerable to power surges, the excessive current may cause your system to malfunction immediately. ASRock Full Spike Protection includes various technologies to prevent your motherboard’s components from being damaged by these unexpected voltage spikes.

Surge Protection

Protects the motherboard from excessive surges from the power supply unit.

Surge protection shield, the tech on the motherboard, two graphs (one showing protection form power surges and the other showing unprotected)

Lightning Protection

The onboard LAN chip is protected against sudden and violent voltage spikes caused by lightning.

Lightning protection icon and a graph showing how anti lightning LAN IC has 5 times more protection than traditional LAN ICs

ESD Protection

USB: Added ICs (integrated circuits) protect onboard USB ports from electrostatic discharges.

LAN: Prevents onboard LAN from being damaged by electrostatic discharges.

MOSFETs: MOSFETs in critical areas use a special design for protecting them from electrostatic discharge during the installation process.

ESD shield icon ad graphs showing how the MOSFETS work and well how ESD protection provide 10 times more static electricity protection compared to motherboards without it
Digi Power VRM Design Graphic

Digi Power

Unlike traditional motherboards that use analog power, this motherboard uses a next-generation digital PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) design, which provides CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly, so that the stability and lifespan of the motherboard is greatly enhanced. Simply put, it's more precise and more efficient.

Dual Gigabit LAN ports

Intel Dual Gigabit LAN

Users are able to connect two LAN cables to this motherboard's rear I/O. Dual LAN with a teaming function enabled on this motherboard allows two single connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth, making data transmission more effective.

X-FAN Shield Icon


ASRock X99 Extreme11 motherboards offer greater airflow and faster heat dissipation! ASRock X-FAN allows the motherboard to breathe smoothly. It will be automatically activated only when the system rises to a certain temperature under heavy-loading. Normally, ASRock X-FAN will remain deactivated to give users the quietest computing experience.

A-Tuning Shield Icon


A-Tuning is ASRock's multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM and a whole lot more.

USB Key Monitor Icon


In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those foot-long passwords? Nobody has time for that! Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to Windows automatically!

Restart to UEFI Monitor Icon

Restart to UEFI

Fast Boot is so fast that it's impossible for users to enter the UEFI setup utility during POST. Therefore, ASRock Restart to UEFI technology allows users to easily enter the UEFI setup utility automatically when turning on the PC next time. It's designed for those who constantly need to enter the UEFI setup utility.

ASRock Online Management Guard Shield protecting a football monitor icon

ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)

Limit and control your children's time spent on the internet. ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard) technology allows you to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access at specified times. Administrators are able to schedule the starting and ending hours of internet access granted to other users.

UEFI tech Service, with a mail-letter icon in monitor

UEFI Tech Service

Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.

Dehumidifier in a monitor icon


Dampness kills most electronics, so it's a better idea to keep your personal computer dry. Now, users may prevent motherboard damage due to dampness by enabling Dehumidifier. When it's enabled, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering a S4/S5 state.

Easy Driver Installer Icon in a Monitor

Easy Driver Installer

For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver to your system via a USB storage device. It then downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically through the internet. Completely no CD or optical disk drive required!

ASRock App Shop Icon in a Shield

ASRock APP Shop

The ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and support software for users to download. You can easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with ASRock APP Shop.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by's Replacement Only Return Policy.
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
ASRock X99 Extreme11 LGA 2011-v3 doesn't getting start with 2 GPU

Pros: ... no Pros so far,

Cons: I was so exciting to buy this board just because about there functions, but all my dreams becomes a nightmare after have built this MOBO. First of all, the mobo not getting start with multi-GPU, even not with two hard drives. followed up the manual a saw that i needed to connection to power the fan on the heatsink shroud. A 4-Pin PEG connector seen near the USB 2.0. So far, i did, but nothing happing. After lots technician attempts i believe this is problem on PCIe Control.

Other Thoughts: Here's the parts that was built together the MOBO:

> Processor i7 6800k
> Memory Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR4 2400 BLS16G4D240FSC
> Two(2) GPU's GTX 970
> Rosewill Valens-700, Valens Series 700W Power Supply, 80 PLUS Gold Certified, Single +12V Rail
> Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX Extreme Performance Water / Liquid

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Angela,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Please trouble shoot the mainboard whether the issue is resolved.
• Unplug the ATX power, remove all components from mainboard.
• Remove the mainboard from chassis, place it on mainboard’s box.
• Clear the CMOS.
• Reseat the CPU and heatsink fan.
• Test with single memory module on A1 slot.
• Reseat video card firmly and 6+6 PCIE power (if applied).
• Connect the monitor.
• Plug the 24 + 8 or 4 pins ATX power.
• Turn on the power (using onboard power button) to check if its post or the last debug code shown on the mainboard.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
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1/ 5
This Board Will Waste Valuable Time and Money - Don't Buy

Pros: The good thing about this board is that is sells you on the many features that a power user may need and desire. The PEX 8747 feature allows for quad 16x lanes. This is a must for power users who use Quad SLI configurations or just enjoy Dual SLI and want 16x for other PCIEx devices. But I am not here to write about the pro's, because if you want this board, you have already researched the pro's. Now let's address the single egg rating. This is the important part of reviews.

Cons: I have used this board for almost 1 year. How many boards were RMA'ed? FIVE. The problems encountered?

The Cons
1. - Out of box no post - First board (Time To Failure?) Immediate out of box
2. - Multiple Memory Slot Failure - Second Board (Time To Failure?) 7 Weeks from first RMA above NEW Replacement not Refurb
3. - Complete POST Failure - Third Board (Time To Failure?) 16 Weeks from second RMA above NEW Replacement not Refurb
4. - Front side bus FIRE - Fourth Board (Time To Failure?) 4 Weeks from third RMA above NEW Replacement not Refurb
5. - Multiple Memory Slot Failure - Fifth Board (Time To Failure?) Immediate out of box

This is not an exaggeration. Read the other reviews. You will enjoy this board if you get a stable board. There is too much involved with having to change out board after board. The reason why I have not just switched vendors is that once you install all of your software Adobe suites, Windows and the LSI RAID card is not found on another board so far. We would loose data and config switching. So we just had faith that maybe just maybe we would get a solid board out of all this mess. Not ONE!

CUSTOMER SERVICE - Yet to Be Determined
All the previous RMA's we handled by NewEgg's awesome customer service. Now the Fire board is all on ASRock. We bought the Fifth board outright from NewEgg with more disgusting results. ASRock was contacted on 12/21/2016 - Currently waiting for an email reply from customer service. A complete business week has passed. Plenty of time for ASRock to respond. To date, nothing. I am comparing response time to NVdia or Dell's customer service. With the two, I received a response almost immediately give or take a day or two.

Other Thoughts: My Skill Level: 5 - Expert - Xavier Thomas - Linked In

My Confiuration:
Intel 5960X - Stock - no overclocking
64GB GEIL CL 15-15-15-36 PC4-21330 - Stock - no overclocking
2 Nvidia Titan X SLI 12GB
LSI MegaRaid SAS 9260-8i
HT | OMEGA eClaro 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
16 OCZ 480GB SSDs
Custom EK Water loop

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Think twice before buying

Pros: Newegg is the best. Great customer service. Quick response to RMAs.
The motherboard has great features.

Cons: Had to RMA this motherboard twice. The first two gave me a d6 error, indicating that the motherboard could not see the video card. The third motherboard was unstable with the default bios settings, not letting me load the OS.

Other Thoughts: For the price of this motherboard, the quality control is very poor. The only way you should consider this, is If you can deal with the head aches. I should have looked closer the reviews of this product.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Steven,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
For the unstable for load the OS, please try below,
If the OS was installed with other mainboard, please install fresh Windows on this board to test.
Test with single memory module on A1 slot, switching another memory if problem still persist.
Check the CPU is not overheating.

If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Update to DOA board

Pros: Absolutely zero

Cons: Do not purchase this board unless you want an endless headache. I have built about 50 pc's in the last 5 years and never gone through anything like this.

I purchased one for a build I was doing for a customer. It arrived and on my test bench would not boot. At first I thought this was due to the significant warp in the board. Even the I/O shield would not line up correctly. I went through every troubleshooting step I could find and it was a no go. Being on a tight deadline I purchased a replacement with next day air and planned on reselling the first after it was RMA'ed. Another 2-3 hours of troubleshooting and come to realize it will also not boot. Keep in mind im $1500 in the hole for these boards at this point. With a replacement only return policy.

This motherboard only supports 16Gb memory modules on the latest 1.5 bios. INCLUDING the ones on the QVL. I happened to have a 16Gb stick of samsung server memory and a low end xeon that was on the QVL. It would not boot

I contacted asrock via phone 3 weeks ago and was assured I would have bios chips in my hand by then end of the week..... Still holding my breath. 2 more attempted contacts to asrock have failed in any response so far expect the generic we have received your support request.

I will have to purchase an 8Gb stick of ddr4 just to be able to resell these boards as used. Thanks asrock.

Other Thoughts: I have rma'ed boards in the past with both msi and asus. Both have gone well and eventually got good reviews from me. This experience has really been the worst from any manufacturer I have had.

I ended up going with an x99 deluxe. Came with the latest bios out of the box instead of the launch bios like asrock keeps shipping with, 5 versions out of date.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued ASRock Customer,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The mainboard supports 16GB ECC memory with E5 Xeon. Especially on QVL list.
However, we do glad to send the updated BIOS chip if its having compatible issue with memory.

If you have any technical support inquiry or warranty question in the future, please contact us at 909-590-8308 or
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
The perfect RAID motherboard

Pros: Able to set 7 x RAID 1 arrays. Still 4 ports left of Intel chipset for other drives. Stable and practical, easy to set up. Motherboard is a work-horse when paired with 5960X. Easily brought 16GB CL15 Dominators (MD16GX4M4B3200C15) to 3200 MHz, and cpu to 4.2GHZ by changing the multiplier. Perfectly stable for work! Simple BIOS interface, easy to work with. Also, Asrock makes the best boards for WOL, unlike others.

Cons: LSI 3008 controller cannot be disabled on bios to skip POST, unlike the X79 Extreme 11 board. Annoying, but tolerable. 3008 controller is only capable of raid 0,1, 10, but for me RAID 1 is all I need.

Other Thoughts: I upgraded from the Asrock X79 Extreme 11 to this one, though the X79 has the same 3008 controller. I have a small medical billing business, and run my database, engine, and all shared drives from this PC. Due to separate environments, I have to run many raid arrays to accommodate separate environments to my clients. This board is just a beautiful combination of the X99 chipset and the LSI 3008 controller. I'm forever hooked to the Extreme boards!

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1/ 5

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

Other Thoughts: I can't believe it. ASRock responded to my last review about the X99 Extreme11 by directing me to a cable that is rated to handle only 6 Gb/s bandwidth like that solves the problem.

The X99 Extreme11 is advertized as having a LSI SAS 3008 SCSI controller on board which is supposed to allow for 12 Gb/s bandwidth but the seven-pin SATA connector will only allow 6 Gb/s. The whole reason they are charging over 600.00 dollars for the MOBO is because of the LSI SAS 3008 SCSI controller on board which is obviously completely useless because of the seven-pin SATA connectors limited bandwidth.

There are NO SAS-3 cables on the market that have a SFF-8482 connector on one end and a seven-pin SATA connector on the other end that supports 12 GB/s bandwidth. It doesn’t exist.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Ashton,

We do the test HGST SAS3 SSD on X99 Extreme11 with SATA to SFF-8482 cable, and the read speed can reach around 1.013GB/s.
It meets SAS3 spec., please refer to the attached picture to check the benchmark result.

Thank you

ASRock Support
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
1/ 5

Pros: NONE

Cons: SAS-3

Other Thoughts: The ASRock X99 Extreme11 advertizes itself as a MOBO that has 8 SAS-3 ports on it. However the SAS-3 ports are the same form factor as a seven-pin SATA connector. In the MOBO manual it states "For connecting SAS HDDs, please contact SAS data cable dealers" because ASRock does not include the SAS-3 cables necessary. So I contacted all the SAS-3 cable manufactures in the USA and they all said they have never heard of a SAS-3 cable that had a SFF-8482 connector on one end and a seven-pin SATA connector on the other end that supports 12 GB/s. So I e-mailed ASRock support and asked them if they knew where I could get a SAS-3 cable like this and they never responded. So I did a Google search to see if anyone was having the same problem and I found one other person that was.

At first I was extremely angry but after a few days I found this whole incident to be hilarious. I mean, can you imagine a company doing something like this. LOL!!!!!!!!!

I would never buy anything from ASRock ever again and I don't recommend anybody buying anything from them either. I will stick with and recommend to others more reputable brands like ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI etc.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Ashton,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
The SFF-8482 cable can be found at Newegg website link below.


If you have any technical support inquiry, please contact us at
We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock Support
Tech Support Email:
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Terrible board, Terrible Customer Service

Pros: Fast when it was booted

Cons: - Took 10-15 attempts to make it through the bootloader every reboot/start.
- Fast Boot / Ultra Fast boot just doesn't work.

Other Thoughts: Took a chance with ASRock, wish I hadn't.

After nothing but problems with this board, I contacted their tech support, who had me try one thing. After that failed, they then told me I had "a compatible problem" and I should return the board for a refund.

I won't be buying an ASRock again, nor would I recommend it.

I returned it and bought an ASUS.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued ASRock Customer

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
We will be more than happy to help to resolve the issue that you having on mainbaord.
However, the Ultra Fast boot required UEFI Windows installation.
Please contact us with detail problem description at We will assist you shortly.

Thank you

Tech Support Email:
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