Saturday, April 26th 2014

ASUS Demos its HyperXpress SSD

ASUS demonstrated its first SSD, the HyperXpress. As its name might give away, the drive is co-developed by HyperX, the enthusiast memory and storage brand of Kingston. Built in the 9.5 mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor, the drive features SATA Express interface, which will hit the consumer space this May, with the arrival of Intel's Z97 Express chipset, and Core "Haswell Refresh" processors. Internally, there's not much to this drive. It's a host-agnostic RAID 0 array of two mSATA 6 Gb/s SSDs, wired to a host controller made by ASMedia. To the host machine, it will look like a single drive. The sample demoed to the press, ASUS claims, is a very early prototype, and future iterations could run two M.2 SSDs instead of mSATA, for even higher throughput. The drive was tested to offer sequential transfer rates as high as 778 MB/s. At Computex 2014, flash memory manufacturers are expected to launch legions of new SSDs in the SATA-Express and M.2 form-factors.

Source: LegitReviews
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11 Comments on ASUS Demos its HyperXpress SSD

#1
ZetZet
Interesting idea, but why asus? Who want's to pay more to asus for the same that kingston could make on their own.
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Kaynar
Ok. Now we only lack Asus RAM sticks and diehard Asus fans can get the whole PC made from Asus components!
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#3
TheLostSwede
That's one seriously fat cable...

Looks like they're using an ASMedia RAID controller inside the enclosure.
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#4
Delta6326
Sell just the encloser and you will make more money from people that want to put Samsung evos inside.
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#5
Jorge
by: Kaynar
Ok. Now we only lack Asus RAM sticks and diehard Asus fans can get the whole PC made from Asus components!
Asus has been expanding into every PC area possible in recent years. Unfortunately as a result their product design, engineering and quality has dropped. As long as gullible consumers buy the stuff they offer, Asus is laughing all the way to the bank.
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#6
RejZoR
So many cables it almost feels like we are back to those ATA flat cables...
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: ZetZet
Interesting idea, but why asus? Who want's to pay more to asus for the same that kingston could make on their own.
In order for Kingston to make drives, they need a board to develop those drives on. Enter ASUS's part in this.
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#8
kroks
sata express is more like raid express for dummies?
so many unnecessary parts :(
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#9
fusionblu
I wouldn't mind buying this SSD, open it up and putting two Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSata SSDs inside.
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#11
Patriot
by: kroks
sata express is more like raid express for dummies?
so many unnecessary parts :(
Sata-Express is sata over pcie... They are running a raid of SSD's in order to showcase the gained bandwidth.
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