Asus Launches RAIDR Express, First PCI-E SSD Compatible with Legacy and UEFI BIOSes

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Mark White

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Bullwinkle J Moose

I've had 1st gen Atom computers booting optimized XP installs in 12 seconds from a hard disk

This thing takes 18 seconds on the "supposedly" faster booting Windows 8?
and on a much faster computer?

40 seconds to boot Windows 8 from a hard drive?
Seriously?

I can boot Windows 8 "Win2Go" from a USB2 port faster than that with a hard drive
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However,
I do see the point of using a NON-Optimized copy of Windows to better guage the speed difference between the two

Using an optimized copy of Windows might only show a few seconds difference between the two which would not look good

Besides, most users bog their systems down with software or leave the spam on their systems from the Factory Installation

Loading AVG Antivirus for example will double the boot time of a highly optimized copy of Windows to over 20 seconds (22-24 seconds on an ATOM 330)

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exroofer

Anyone have any speculations on price?
Because i have been holding off moving up to an ssd, but this really peaks my interest.

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InfiniteImp

My understanding is the MTBF does not equal the amount of time you can expect it to run without errors, otherwise they'd be offering a 70 year warranty on it. Other sites report either a 3 or 5 year warranty for this drive, so the MTBF is meaningless.

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warptek2010

Please tell me this will be offered in a 120GB version as well?

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The Mac

Is it bootable?

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Mithril PC

Yep, see the press release linked in the article (says secure boot compatible) and here:
http://www.theoverclocker.com/asus-rog-raidr-express-pci-express-ssd-coming-in-may/

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Mark White

Anyone know how this compares to the RevoDrive?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Yeah, RevoDrives have a MTBF of 20 minutes (or so I've been told)

20 minutes or 70 years...
your choice

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Mark White

I mean spec wise.
Mines a year old and I wouldn't mind upgrading if it's substantial.
(Regardless of the MTBF I junk it after 3 years and upgrade)

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Bullwinkle J Moose

If you already have one then you know which model it is and can easily get the specs even though you should already have them

Which model do you have and what prevented you from googling the specs?

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Mark White

Thats a chore.
Just want to know which ones faster and by how much.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Do your own work or go extinct

Either way, nobody cares

Oh...allright, but just this one time

The Asus is 8000% faster than the OCZ in every test and lasts over a million times longer

Happy now?

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Mark White

The X2