I have been looking for a MOBO like this for years. I thought I would but it out there again. I believe all MOBOS and HDs should have jumpers to turn on firmware writing. For HDs they would remove the jumper after they install the firmware. This would provide a cheap fool proof malware protection. Instead they are trying to build a smarter firmware. I bet the hackers will have a method to defeat before it come on the market. They were able to make read-write firmware RO after it was infected I assume the manufactures were fully raided and they have every bit of firmware code and all designs. That is the only way they could have 'wiped the floor' with the experts. A year later, none of the experts has figured out how to remove the infection from their HDs. I guess because of that embarrassment they want to show they are smarter than the hackers. I bet they aren't. It is usually an ego thing.