ASUS ROG RAIDR Coming This May

ASUS is readying their first enthusiast solid state drive, the ROG RAIDR. The RAIDR is a PCI-Express solid state drive that uses two SandForce SF2281 driven SSD drives stripped in a RAID 0 configuration. Each solid state drive uses 19 nm MLC flash NAND chips. A few photos of the drive and spec sheets were posted on SweClockers. The drives both sport a pretty cool EMI shield and backplate.

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The drive will initially be available in 120 GB and 240 GB models. The 120 GB version will offer sequential read and write speeds of 765 MB/s and 775 MB/s respectively. The 240 GB version will have sequential read and write speeds of 830 MB/s read and 810 MB/s write respectively. The ROG RAIDR will support TRIM as well as NCQ and SMART. The drive will be bootable and supports Windows 8 secure boot. Expect to see these drives launched in May, no word yet on pricing.

Source: SweClockers | News Archive

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