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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
Height
20mm
Width
120mm
Depth
157mm
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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  • Robin O.
  • 10/17/2014 11:50:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus RAIDR is way better than OCZ

Pros: My company has purchased 8 OCZ RevoDrives since 2011. Every single one of them has died. OCZ has done the jiggly dance to get out of warranty every time. So not only have we had high $$ engineers sitting waiting while someone diagnoses the failure (OCZ) but they wait while OCZ decides how to get out of their warranty. We have lost tons of man hours due to OCZ failures. It's been a real problem with these PCI cards.

It's not just cards either, we have had 5 OCZ SSDs in laptops, all but 1 has failed. Of those, only 1 was warrantied. Again, lots of critical time lost.

Yes, it's true, these OCZ drives are fast, but their reliability and support is horrible.

Recently tried the Asus RAIDR. Less $ than OCZ. Just as fast. So far it's been reliable. No drivers are required (which has been a real problem with OCZ over the years.) Also, the Asus comes with a nice ramdisk utility that'll really speed up windoze.

Save your $ and time and bypass all OCZ products, they fail and OCZ won't stand behind them.

My company has permanently banned OCZ products due to their high failure rate.

Cons: None for the Asus RAIDR. The OCZs are junk.

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  • robert j.
  • 8/28/2014 3:54:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMacPro Tower compatible

Pros: Fast SSD. 640MB/sec read, 630MB/sec sustained write. Currently being used as a boot volume in OSX 10.9.4

Cons: Non so far. Works as expected.

Other Thoughts: Macintosh support is not explicitly defined. Your mileage may vary.

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  • Stan K.
  • 7/24/2014 9:39:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot so Fast!

Pros: Works, but not as fast as advertised. Installed in PCI E slot, had to use UEFI bios switch to on to recognize in bios of my Asus Z97 Pro

Cons: Had problems getting my Asus Z97 Pro to recognize device, had to switch PCI slots to work, bios gave me a 5.06 gbps rate. I thought it was much faster. After installing ASUS software, my Win 7 Pro started crashing with err 044. Returned to Newegg,

Other Thoughts: Asus support was OK, but unable to find enough installation instructions to make this thing work as advertised.

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  • Joel V.
  • 7/7/2014 2:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: Beats any other SSD I have owned, Avg Read/writes are above 700MBps! (between 705 and 715) worth the money if you need something fast!

Cons: cost and had to take out my 2nd video card but sold both and upgraded so not a big deal

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  • Todd B.
  • 6/14/2014 10:52:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: fast boot times. fast drive

Cons: Durability

ASUS RMA PLAIN OUT SUCKS!!!. Called asus for a initial RMA told me they could cross ship. I waited for an email from the for 4 days, got nothing. Called them again, then they told me I could not have a cross ship. Sent drive to them 2 day turn around time (very good) to ship me a different drive. Refurbished drive was dead on arrival. Called asus Rma dept. told me they would cross ship. This time I waited 3 days to call them back, they told me again they would look into the matter and send me and email. No email.... Called them the next day said they would call me back in 2 hours... guess what no call. I was so aggravated off I purchased a OCZ revo 350 from newegg. Called again the today, the rma departments computers are down and I have to call on monday. I guess they use asus computers.

Other Thoughts: This is the second time ASUS sent me dead replacements.. I will NEVER purchase another product from them again. Dont bother writing a reply its means NOTHING to me. If you write a reply I will republish the 4 RMA numbers that were assigned to me for one product and everyone can see how you treated a customer who purchased a $379 drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/10/2014 5:34:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Fast and been reliable for several months. Have kubuntu OS on it as main drive and use hot swap rack for files etc. It went into new build and was plug n play on my system.

Cons: none

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  • melany n.
  • 5/22/2014 3:43:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuper speed

Pros: Man this ssd is the fastest and easiest ssd I've ever had I love it!

Cons: It was pricey but it performs they way they said it would.

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  • Garthe M.
  • 5/16/2014 10:17:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggshappy fast boot batman

Pros: 5 second boot in my Maximus 6 with a 4770k,win8.1 ,16 gigs of crucial ballistix 1866 ,

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: could be bigger

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  • Sean C.
  • 4/29/2014 1:54:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice drive

Pros: I can tell the difference on boot time between this and my Samsung 830 SSD drive. Shaved a few seconds off the boot. Down to about a 5-8 count and I am at the log in screen of Win 8.1 from a cold boot.

Cons: None as of right now.

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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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