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Apricorn Debuts the Velocity Solo X2 Extreme Desktop SSD Upgrade Kit

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Apricorn today announced the latest addition and now the fastest of its popular Velocity Solo Desktop SSD Upgrade line, the Velocity Solo X2. It's the first PCIe 2.0 x2 lane card available that is capable of delivering speeds upwards of 550 MBs when used with a single super fast SATA III (6 Gb/s) 2.5" SSD.

Taking advantage of two PCIe 2.0 lanes and using a Marvell 9182 chipset, the Velocity Solo X2 will enable desktop PCs and Macs to take advantage of the ever increasing speeds in the SSD market. Designed to fit into a PCIe 2.0 x2 slot or larger (typical installation will use a x4 slot), the Velocity Solo X2 enables users to easily add an SSD to their desktop system. Connection of the Velocity Solo PCIe 2.0 card to the SSD is via a super fast SATA III (6 Gb/s) connection. The Velocity Solo X2 also provides an additional SATA III data connection that can be used to connect to another SSD or HDD to provide expanded high speed storage.

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looks pretty interesting, i would like to know tho if you can just raid the drive to another drice connected to the pcie card ;)
 
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So.... its not an ssd itself but for older system that don't have sata 3?
 
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A two lane PCIe card? First of its kind? I've certainly never seen one before. Nor have a I seen a 2x slot.
 
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A two lane PCIe card? First of its kind? I've certainly never seen one before. Nor have a I seen a 2x slot.
^ Many lan cards and esata controllers are PCIe 2x.
And yes, I've never seen a 2x slot myself. Most of the time these things get plugged into a 4x slot.
 
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The user reviews for these types of adapters are never great there are always issues with speed, compatibly, longevity and trim hopefully this one will be better.
 
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550 Mb/s is hardly earth shattering speeds for a PCIE card. OCZ Revo II's smoke those speeds at well over 1000Mb/s and Revo I's are about 750Mb/s. Why have an actual drive on a card?

Edit: Ohh actually this is a card that your SSD pugs into...... Hmmmm, still 550MB/s.... Need to investigate.......
 
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550 Mb/s is hardly earth shattering speeds for a PCIE card. OCZ Revo II's smoke those speeds at well over 1000Mb/s and Revo I's are about 750Mb/s. Why have an actual drive on a card?

Edit: Ohh actually this is a card that your SSD pugs into...... Hmmmm, still 550MB/s.... Need to investigate.......
550MB/s is the maximum speed you can achieve on SATA 3 port. Consider this more as a PCI-Ex to SATA 3 adapter...