Originally Posted by Assimilator87
I think it's because they're using 16KB page size NAND, similar to what's in the Crucial M500. Cost effective, but slow.
Well they should have used some very fast Samsung NAND or the cherry-picked highly binned Intel NAND. ROG being known for performance, you would think would not cut any corners on speed.
Also is the $600 USD price for the 240GB drive?
Just as reference, my two Intel drives which also total 240GB only cost about $260 USD in total, much less than $600 and higher performing. I cannot find the warranty on this ROG RAID drive but that's another consideration, both Samsung and Intel give 5-years on their higher spec'ed SSDs, the 840 Pro, and the 520 series respectively.
The Intel 1500 Pro Series is due to arrive in Q4, those will be interesting drives (with long warranties), no one knows if they will use SandForce controllers once more OR Intel has come up with their own completely new controllers like they use to years ago when SSDs were first becoming available. Edited by MeanBruce - 7/26/13 at 12:43pm