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The ASUS RAIDR, a high-performance SSD from PCI-Express, is now available

The ASUS RAIDR, a high-performance SSD from PCI-Express, is now available

August 9, 2013 7:47 am0 comments

The first incursion of ASUS to the SSD market is here, with a PCI-Express and a Raid0 system inside it.

It appeared humbly at the CES 2013, and finally today the company has officially released its first SSD disc with PCI-Express 2.0 x2 interface. The ASUS RAIDR has a 240 GB capacity with double LSI SandForce SF-2281 driver and NAND memory chips at 19 nm, working in internal RAID 0 mode and featuring TRIM integrated support.

ASUS RAIDR

It can reach Reading speeds of up to 820 MB/s and sequential writing speeds of 810 MB/s, with 100.000 IOPS in random 4K access. This is the first SSD PCI-Express device to feature DuoMode, a system that allows it to function with older BIOS and the new UEFI BIOS alike, optimizing start-up time, and it also features double chip internal BIOS for this purpose.

It also includes a software to create RAMDisks, virtual disks formed by RAM memory, capable of reaching speeds of up to 12.000 MB/s and being used as cache to further increase the speed and reduce the writing processes the SSD has to endure.

The ASUS RAIDR of 240 GB will cost approximately 440 Dollars, quite high, but still cheaper than many similar options out there.

ASUS RAIDR

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