ASUS launches ROG RAIDR Express PCI Express-based SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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
     
  2. NeoElNino

    NeoElNino Master Guru

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    sweeet this beats any SSD right now by doubling the BW. I wonder if RAID Express would become the standard in the future.
     
  3. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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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.
     
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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....
     

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    i can extend the lifespan of the SSD.
     
  6. alxtorrentazos

    alxtorrentazos Master Guru

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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.
     
  7. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    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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    ^^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.

    Asus benchmarks are one thing, real life scenarios are something else.
     
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  9. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    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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  10. miffywiffy

    miffywiffy Master Guru

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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.
     

  11. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    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.
     
  12. PhazeDelta1

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    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/samsung-ssd-840-testing-the-endurance-of-tlc-nand
     
  13. Iggyblack

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    My OCZ died a year and a half after I got it :/
     
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    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.

    deltatux
     
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    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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