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.
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.
Jan 30, 2015 0