Asus showed-off its first SSD called Raidr under ROG series so it’s made specifically keeping gamers and enthusiasts in mind. When we say that, it obviously means higher-than-consumer-grade performance level. The drive is set to be released sometime in May, but the pricing is still unknown.
According to the marketing readouts, Raidr can perform sequential read and write speeds up to 830 MB/s and 810 MB/s and can do up to 100,000 IOPS for 4K Read/Write operations. There are also certain exclusive features from Asus: RAMDisk, SSDTweakIt, ROG HybriDisk, ROG themed CrystalDiskMark benchmarking software, secure erase (thank you!) and firmware updater tool with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 software.
The software part is what I am really interested to see, especially Ramdisk and Hybrid Disk.
According to the specifications, the Raidr PCIe SSD uses Dual LSI SF-2281 SSD PCIe x2 2.0, with a 120GB and a 240GB variant with an internal RAID 0 setup. The drive uses 19nm Toshiba flash NAND and the entire unit as a metal casing with usual ROG colours.