Looks like a longer version of my XFI Fatality sound card. So basically 2 SSDs in raid put into a pci express card. Nice read/write speeds. If this is priced right it should do well. Thinking below $300 for the 240gb option?
Just in case readers haven't been keeping up with the latest developments, this is the beginning of the migration to consumer oriented PCIe solid state drives. The new SATA Express standard is in the very last stages of ratification. We should be seeing new motherboard SATA and PCIe connectors and new consumer PCIe ssd's sometime around the end of the year.
Sexy device. Good solution for Sata II bound MBs (e.g. X58/Soc1366 MBs) that still have a lot of life left but could take advantage of faster primary disk access. I'll have to put one of these on my list.
Trim for Raid 0 on Windows 7/8 has been around since the end of last year. The specs of this thing do not impress me too much. I have two standard SSDs in Raid 0 with Trim and I get 1GB sequential read/write speeds. http://i.imgur.com/q1PmLXw.png
MAKE A BAREBONES VERSION!!!
I have a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB. I would LOVE to have a RAID 0 array in this thing. 1TB of blistering speeds would be awesome.
I think Asus missed an opportunity by requiring you to buy it with their drives.