just because the name isn't common, doesn't make the board no good, but you can't go wrong with Gigabyite or Asus motherboards, they are reliable, and most of the new models come with Serial ATA as well which would also help in speed transfers from related drives
Exactly what company/model number is it? You may be surprised at the company that makes the part... It was once true that lightbulbs were only made my 3 companies internationally, and that no matter who's name was on it... It was still a good product. Names can be deceving.