Yes, they are. eSATA 3Gb/s ports to be exact. Unbelievable board huh? For $350, whew, I certainly hope you get what you paid for. Look at the RAM speeds it supports tool. Looks highly OC'able.
Ha, motherboard remote control, lol:
And holy cow, look at those little exhaust blowers or whatever they are. It has to help with cooling: