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ASUS launches ROG RAIDR Express PCI Express-based SSD
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Default ASUS launches ROG RAIDR Express PCI Express-based SSD - 07-26-2013, 11:19 | posts: 21,275 | Location: Guru3D testlab

ASUS today finally launches their RaidR¬*PCI Express-based SSD. The card has¬*a DuoMode feature that allows it to work with either legacy (traditional) or modern UEFI BIOS. ¬*With 240 GB capacity, seq...

ASUS launches ROG RAIDR Express PCI Express-based SSD
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 13:18 | posts: 970 | Location: Canada

sweeet this beats any SSD right now by doubling the BW. I wonder if RAID Express would become the standard in the future.
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 13:29 | posts: 540

Until motherboards get bigger I'll stick with sata, thanx to the ports being so close together most PCIe slots are covered up by giant GPUs.
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 13:56 | posts: 24,205 | Location: NZ

Really handy if you transfer files all day long.

And why would Asus they include a RamDisk app? Hardly needed with an SSD....
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 14:25 | posts: 2 | Location: Japan

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Really handy if you transfer files all day long.

And why would Asus they include a RamDisk app? Hardly needed with an SSD....
i can extend the lifespan of the SSD.
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 14:59 | posts: 191 | Location: Uruguay (South America)

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Really handy if you transfer files all day long.

And why would Asus they include a RamDisk app? Hardly needed with an SSD....
The bundled RAMDisk utility that allows users to dedicate up to 80% of a computer's available RAM for use as a high-speed virtual drive that accelerates the loading of favorite applications and games. In ASUS tests, read speeds of over 12,000 MB/s were reached.
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 18:01 | posts: 2,222

Was looking at something like this as a performance boost for my older Maximus 3. It's currently stuck with an older slower SSD on a Sata interface my main concern is will the system use a PCI-e device as a system boot device?
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 18:09 | posts: 24,205 | Location: NZ

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i can extend the lifespan of the SSD.
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Better still, RAMDisk extends the life of RAIDR Express by reducing unnecessary write operations. RAMDisk even backs itself up to the main system drive when the PC is shut down
^^I don't think writing GB's of data to the SSD every time the PC is shut down will extend it's lifespan..... Disabling PF can reduce unnecessary writes.

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The bundled RAMDisk utility that allows users to dedicate up to 80% of a computer's available RAM for use as a high-speed virtual drive that accelerates the loading of favorite applications and games. In ASUS tests, read speeds of over 12,000 MB/s were reached.
Asus benchmarks are one thing, real life scenarios are something else.

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Default 07-26-2013, 21:07 | posts: 3,812 | Location: The Netherlands

You can buy 512GB of SSDs for the same price with a better controller. And with normal use the speeds wont make a difference.

Just like them OCZ RevoDrives, overpriced nonsense.

Also a lifespan of 70 years, really : / Id like to see who runs this even after 10 years.

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Default 07-26-2013, 21:15 | posts: 540

Has anyone hit the lifespan of their SSD? I've had one since 2010 and I download ALOT, I mean I'm such a heavy user my HDDs used to die yearly.

I've not managed to kill off a single SSD yet.
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 21:18 | posts: 3,812 | Location: The Netherlands

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Has anyone hit the lifespan of their SSD? I've had one since 2010 and I download ALOT, I mean I'm such a heavy user my HDDs used to die yearly.

I've not managed to kill off a single SSD yet.
My OCZ Vertex 120GB from late 2009 is at 92%. It seen RAID0 a couple of flashes and Windows installs.

Thats the Vertex 1 with Indilix Barefoot controller.

I'm using that for Skyrim Mod storage atm.
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 21:23 | posts: 13,542 | Location: USA

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Has anyone hit the lifespan of their SSD? I've had one since 2010 and I download ALOT, I mean I'm such a heavy user my HDDs used to die yearly.

I've not managed to kill off a single SSD yet.
I've written over 3Tb to my SDD and it still performs just the way it did when I first got it.

Also, I stumbled upon this article yesterday. It's a pretty neat read
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6459/s...ce-of-tlc-nand
   
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Default 07-26-2013, 23:21 | posts: 4,384 | Location: Recife, Brazil

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Has anyone hit the lifespan of their SSD? I've had one since 2010 and I download ALOT, I mean I'm such a heavy user my HDDs used to die yearly.

I've not managed to kill off a single SSD yet.
My OCZ died a year and a half after I got it :/
   
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Default 07-27-2013, 04:15 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

The fact that it uses Sandforce controllers loses my interest. I'm not even talking about price. Sandforce controllers are only good at compressible data, for uncompressible data, they're a lot slower than other controllers out there like Marvell, LAMD, Indilinx and Samsung ones.

I'm happy with my 256 GB Samsung 830 so I'm still good.

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Default 07-27-2013, 05:31 | posts: 1,352 | Location: Australia, QLD

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Until motherboards get bigger I'll stick with sata, thanx to the ports being so close together most PCIe slots are covered up by giant GPUs.
Its possible to use pci-e 1x cards in full size pci-e slots, so not really an issue, unless you've got micro-atx or something.
   
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