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ASUS ROG RAIDR Express PCI-E 240GB PCIe 2.0 x 2 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • PCI-E
  • 240GB
  • PCIe 2.0 x 2
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Made for real speed demons, the Asus ROG RAIDR Express PCI-E SSD brings your gaming experience to a brand-new level with really, really fast disk performance. Built on the latest Toshiba 19nm 16k page NAND flash, and powered by dual LSI SandForce SF-2281 controllers, it delivers sequential read/write speed 830/810MBps and up to 100,000 4K read/write IOPS, allowing lightning fast app launches and ultra smooth system responsiveness. The ROG RAMDisk further pushes the envelope with over 12,000MBps by using the computer RAM as a high speed virtual drive.

The ASUS ROG RAIDR Express comes with user-friendly DuoMode that contains two BIOS chipset to, for the first time in the world, support both legacy and UEFI motherboard. An array of exclusive ROG features, like ROG SSD TweakIt, HybridDisk, Secure Erase and ROG CrystalDiskMark maintains the high speed you expect, while extending the drive’s life. This SSD is equipped with professional-looking double-sided metal shielding for better protection and heat dissipation. And paired with aggressive ROG logo and red color accent, the ASUS ROG RAIDR Express is fantastic for your gaming power house, where the power is on or off.

  • newegg DuoMode - First legacy and UEFI BIOS-compatible PCIe SSD RAIDR Express is the world’s first and only PCIe-based SSD that features two BIOS chips and an onboard hardware flip switch, letting you alternate between legacy and UEFI modes, ensuring the best compatibility. In legacy mode, the RAIDR Express can be used on older motherboards — those with traditional (non-UEFI) BIOS. Flip to UEFI mode, and you can significantly boost the startup time of your PC. You get the flexibility of choosing which mode is right for you, and make the best of both.
  • newegg Driver-free design with complete TRIM support With an Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), RAIDR Express doesn’t require any drivers – so you can experience the incredible speed benefits from the moment you plug it in. RAIDR Express also features support for TRIM command from within the operating system – support for which few other PCIe-based SSDs can provide. This keeps RAIDR Express running at top speed while extending the drive’s life.
  • newegg RAMDisk- Double up on speed with RAM and SSD This brilliant feature allows you to use up to 80% of your computer’s available memory as a high-speed virtual drive to accelerate the loading of favorite apps and games – to over 12,000MBps in our tests! ROG RAMDisk uses what are known as ‘junction points’, so there’s no need to re-install your software. Just choose an application, and RAMDisk will ensure that your PC will directly access its files and data using the extreme speed of the computer’s own RAM. But that’s just one great feature of RAMDisk. Better still, RAMDisk extends the life of your SSD because it reduces unnecessary read-write cycles. RAMDisk even backs itself up to the main system drive when you shut down your PC, and restores itself automatically the next time you power up. It’s ready to roll as soon as you are — it’s all speed and no hassle!
  • newegg SSD TweakIt - Take control for faster and longer-lasting storage SSD TweakIt is designed to provide the easiest way to get top-notch performance and ultra-long durability. It auto-relocates repetitive write activities to RAMDisk for even faster browsing, while keeping RAIDR Express at peak performance for much longer. You can also apply a preset profile that automatically refines the processor (CPU) settings to achieve a speed boost of up to 5%.
  • newegg Secure Erase One simple boot from the included utility disc totally refreshes RAIDR Express to regain its original performance – like it just came out of the box the day you bought it. This is done by securely and completely removing all data from RAIDR Express in Linux, so you can also refresh your RAIDR Express even it’s the system drive. Now, you don’t need to worry about the performance degradation due to accumulated data and frequent writing.
  • newegg ROG HybriDisk - Enjoy both SSD speed and HDD space ROG HybriDisk supercharges you with hybrid storage powered by SSD caching, so you can make your hard disk drive (HDD) go faster than SATA! It works with your HDD (up to 4TB), so you can enjoy data transfers that effectively smash SATA-based SSD speed limits (600MBps). You can now enjoy hard drive capacities with SSD speeds – the best of both worlds.

Learn more about the ASUS RAIDR Express

General

Brand
ASUS
Series
ROG
Model
RAIDR Express
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
PCI-E
Capacity
240GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x 2
Controller
SandForce
Width
120mm
Depth
157mm
Height
20mm
Weight
243g

Performance

Sustained Sequential Read
Up to 830MBps
Sustained Sequential Write
Up to 810MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 100,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 100,000 IOPS
MTBF
620,000 Hours

Features

Features
UEFI boot compliant:Supported
Windows 8 Secure Boot: Supported
AHCI Compliant: Driver-free installation
Bootable: Supported

Exclusive Features:
-RAMDisk
-SSD TweakIt
-ROG HybriDisk
-ROG CrystalDiskMark
-Secure Erase\Firmware Update
-Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Leon D.
  • 4/15/2014 10:02:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsRAIDR Express PCIe SSD

Pros: Very nice quality and built well. Advertised as:
READ/WRITE: 700-800 Mbps with about 80, 000 to 100,000 IOPS, Boot time of 8-12 seconds.

Cons: I am only getting about 370 Mbps Read and 267 Mbps Write with a slow boot time of 50 sec. My Samsung SSD 840 EVO is twice as fast.

Other Thoughts: I would like a refund.
ASUS Service (Case) Number is NA3613344.

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  • Davis E.
  • 3/3/2014 12:29:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: this is best thing i ever buy fpr my computer build ..well worth the money . it so fast very fast shutdown and start up. very fast game playing i did a speed test i get over 600b/s read and over 400b/s write best SSD OUT there

Cons: none

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  • Art H.
  • 2/20/2014 7:18:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI deeply regret

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: This expensive piece of junk looks beautiful. Even now I enjoy looking at the light inside the case and the vented pci slot. But looks are deceiving. Boot up time is improved somewhat, but the software that comes with the card is hidden on a disk which is bootable. It comes up in an early linux distro which asks you to insert a floppy disk so you can create some sort of system disk. So don't boot up with it, insert the disk only after booting up. Then run the software. This is explained nowhere in the manual. The ram disk created by the software rarely appears in Windows. The packaging is really impressive though. Find someone who has bought the card and get the packaging from them. Save your money and get a fast, less expensive card. Nice idea, an ssd which uses the speed of the pci express bus. Just not well executed with this one.

Other Thoughts: I bought this after watching Paul and a factory rep review it on a Youtube video, and in spite of other cautionary reviews. I must be nuts.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Art,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the RAIDR Express card. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, and we can discuss this case further. Within the email, please include the serial number of the card.

Regards,

Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cl-mark@asus.com

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  • anthony p.
  • 1/27/2014 3:46:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpeed Demon

Pros: Extremely fast read/write rates. Excellent concept that works extremely well. Reliablility-been running for 1 week about 12 hours a day, so far no crashes or freezes. I'm running it on an ASUS Sabertooth Z87 with two GeForce 770s in SLI mode. Abosolutely no problems at all. Just plugged in another 770, linked together with the sli bridge and windows 7 did the rest on boot up.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you dont move the switch to Duo Mode when installing windows OS because it wont be recognized and the OS installation will not be able to continue.

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  • Mr. L.
  • 1/6/2014 11:03:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine with Maximus V Extreme

Pros: The board works fine with the Asus Maximus V Extreme.

Cons: Non

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  • Maria A.
  • 12/31/2013 11:48:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust Bought two

Pros: 1) Quick and easy installation
2) Great aesthetic look
3) decent speed

One of the greatest things about the Raidr is the look that it gives your computer. Being that I took out most of my drive mounts, this was a great way to install a HD and add a mean look to the system

Cons: I came into buying this after watching the Newegg video and looking up the other videos posted on the Raidr. One of the coolest things that I saw was the speeds that multiple Raidrs could give. With that in mind I purchased two. Having them work independently was fine and easy but setting up the two for raid took a bit. This does not affect my score because if you have ever built a computer, you know that it is a learning experience =)

Other Thoughts: If you are buying this with the thought of running multiple cards, know that this does not affect boot times. It is only a software raid through Windows. Believe me that the speeds are awesome! I clock in at about 1.4gb/s read and write.

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  • William R.
  • 12/31/2013 11:11:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T Do it if you want SLI

Pros: Fast

Cons: Planned on using this as a boot drive for the OS and games. This drive stops your system from recognizing SLI. Confirmed by ASUS support, finally. ASUS tried to blame the EVGA drivers initially. Had to prove to them that the card was the only variable; that took a week. Now Newegg does not want to issue an RMA, since it is covered by the Manufacturer. Down the rabbit hole I go.

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  • Ricardo M.
  • 12/22/2013 12:30:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthis is one solid purchase

Pros: Fast! Scores a 7.9 windows experience index. Bootable if your motherboard supports it and you can figure out the appropriate bios settings.

Cons: had trouble getting win installer to recognize drive as a bootable disk. I think it required bios setting to boot from legacy and other OS to get windows installed and then immediately switching boot options to boot from UEFI only and UEFI win OS.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if the con is really for the drive or for my motherboard. I think both in some way. All in all not really a con because I got it to work.

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  • Ping L.
  • 12/12/2013 2:30:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssuper ssd

Pros: super speed, easy to installed.
if you are a gamer you will need this super ssd.

Cons: none

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 12/8/2013 9:51:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot fast than my current drive

Pros: Sleek looking, no extra cables to block air flow.

Cons: I bought this drive under the assumption that it being a pci-e SSD, the available bandwidth would make it faster than my current OCZ Vertex 4. Games load noticeably slower (though still faster than a standard hdd) and for the price, it is just not worth it.
Do not recommend, and I am also removing a star because ASUS will not accept a return.

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