Monday, July 3rd 2017

Apacer Intros the PT920 Commando PCIe NVMe SSD

Apacer introduced the PT920 Commando, a PCI-Express SSD built in the add-on card form-factor, with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 host interface. The drive is characterized by a plastic shroud shaped like the top of an M4 or M16 assault rifle. Available in 240 GB and 480 GB capacities, the drive takes advantage of the NVMe 1.2 protocol. The company didn't reveal controller or NAND flash manufacturers.

The drives offer sequential reads of up to 2,500 MB/s, with up to 1,300 MB/s sequential writes for the 480 GB model, and up to 860 MB/s sequential writes for the 240 GB model. 4K random write performance is rated at up to 175,000 IOPS for the 480 GB model, and up to 160,000 IOPS for the 240 GB model. The drive feature most common SSD features such as ECC, NCQ, and TRIM. The company didn't reveal pricing, although it backs the drives with 3-year warranties.
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52 Comments on Apacer Intros the PT920 Commando PCIe NVMe SSD

#1
Chaitanya
WHY??? that heatspreader is ridiculous, just give us a normal heatsink and be done with PCI-E SSDs.
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#2
xkm1948
WTFFFFFFFFF. Which asshats come up with this design? So freaking stupid.
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#3
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
I thought it was a stapler at first glance
ugly stupid looking plastic thing
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#4
TheLostSwede
Apparently Apacer is trying to appeal to the tween crowd...

Also, if that's plastic, doesn't it just help heat up the SSD rather than cool it?

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#5
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
id love to have had money for a 480GB nvme ssd when i was a tween ...
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#6
TheLostSwede
OneMoar said:
id love to have had money for a 480GB nvme ssd when i was a tween ...
It's only for tweens with rich parents...
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#7
lZKoce
Didn't see this one coming :D That is awesome, I want a whole themepark of these : Hyperbeast edition, Titanfall edition, whatever is rocking the chair right now ;)

P.S at first I thought it was a stapler though.
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#8
Hood
If this was a top-performing NVMe SSD, the ridiculous "assault stapler" heat sink monstrosity would drive away any serious enthusiasts who might consider buying this. Since it's performance is middle-of-the-road, they needn't worry about enthusiasts, and instead market this towards insecure boy gamers who value over-the-top looks above actual performance. Look for these to level off in price in a month or two.

In other news, Stanley Tool is suing Apacer for copying their iconic stapler design...
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#9
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
assault stapler :roll:
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I've missed having random handles inside my computer

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#11
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
Frick said:
I've missed having random handles inside my computer


yes but at least that provides actual tangible cooling benefit
this abomination just needs to go away forever
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#12
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
the engrish in the pr material is also off-putting

why is techpowerup giving them the time of day ....
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#13
Prima.Vera
But that rifle shoots 860 MB/s ... tatatatatata
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#14
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
the only thing this product shoots is what remains of the 'Apacer brand' ... strait to hell

gimmicky themed pc components haven't been a thing since like 2005
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#15
HopelesslyFaithful
Is it April fools day?...if not

definition of gay. Anyone who buys this is a massive tool

How did no one kill this before it became a thing....

TheLostSwede said:
Apparently Apacer is trying to appeal to the tween crowd...

Also, if that's plastic, doesn't it just help heat up the SSD rather than cool it?


i love the upper being a rocket ROFLCOPTER
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#16
Nuckles56
It is missing the all important RGB, so it won't sell well to the tween group.
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#17
DeathtoGnomes
I want one! Just so I can tear it apart and take a sledgehammer to that butt-ugly design!!
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#18
neko77025
Oh man ... soon as i seen it .. I was like .. Man .. I have to read the comments on this one .... its about too get ugly ....

the comments and peoples rigs that use this thing ...
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#19
jaw shwaa
Probly won't be able to buy it in california
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#20
DeathtoGnomes
come to think of it, it looks more like a hand staple gun.:cool:
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#21
silentbogo
Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha! Now I've seen it all!


Some unfortunate user might think that it's a hotplug device :kookoo:
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#22
Feklar
Wait until they come out with a Penis Envy Edition. Imagine that.
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#23
erixx
Members only NRA-Edition....
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#24
silentbogo
Wait-wait... here's one more! I'm in a pun mode today:
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