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ASUS shows off its first SSD, the HyperXpress SSD

ASUS teams up with Kingston to develop the HyperXpress SSD.

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Published Sat, Apr 26 2014 8:56 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

ASUS has teamed up with Kingston to build its first SSD, the HyperXpress SSD. The ASUS HyperXpress SSD is built into a 9.5mm-thick 2.5-inch form-factor drive, featuring the SATA Express interface - something that ASUS' upcoming motherboards will feature.

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Inside of the HyperXpress is a host-agnostic RAID 0 array of two mSATA-based 6Gbps-capable SSDs, wired together on a host controller built by ASMedia. ASUS has shown this off to various media, stating that future versions of the drive could feature two M.2 SSDs versus using mSATA drives. The drive was tested with sequential rates as high as 778MB/sec. We should see and hear more about the ASUS HyperXpress SSD at Computex in June.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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