E7881
User Guide
Revised Edition V2
May 2013
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Table of Contents
Package contents......................................................................................................... 5
RAIDR Express card specifications summary.......................................................... 6
Product Overview......................................................................................................... 8
Hardware installation................................................................................................. 11
ROG Exclusive Features........................................................................................... 12
Republic of Gamers......................................................................................................... 12
RAMDisk ..................................................................................................................... 12
DuoMode ..................................................................................................................... 13
SSD TweakIt.................................................................................................................... 13
ROG HybriDisk................................................................................................................ 14
ROG CrystalDiskMark..................................................................................................... 14
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus...................................................................................................... 14
Software installation.................................................................................................. 15
Driver installation....................................................................................................... 16
Notices....................................................................................................................... 17
Federal Communications Commission Statement.......................................................... 17
IC: Canadian Compliance Statement.............................................................................. 19
Canadian Department of Communications Statement.................................................... 20
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement............................................................................... 20
VCCI Class B Statement................................................................................................. 20
KC: Korea Warning Statement........................................................................................ 20
REACH
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ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services............................................................................... 21
ASUS contact information......................................................................................... 22
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing a RAIDR Express card.
The RAIDR Express card is a PCIE SSD storage card that allows you to maximize
the performance of your system using SSD technology and these exclusive
ROG features: RAMDisk, SSD TweakIt, ROG HybriDisk, ROG CrystalDiskMark,
DuoMode, and Kaspersky® Anti-Virus.
Package contents
Check if the following items are included with your package. If any of the following
items are damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
User Guide
RAIDR Express card
User guide
Support CD
Product activation key
Refer to the following product activation key on the support CD to activate your
ROG HybriDisk.
ROG HybriDisk
80212-0001036
xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
RAIDR Express card specifications summary
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x2
Capacity
240 GB
Controller
Dual LSI® SandForce SF-2281
Flash Memory
TOSHIBA® 19nm 16K Page Size MLC Sync-NAND
Flash
Sequential Read Speed*
830 MB/s
Sequential Write Speed*
810 MB/s
4K Read IOPS*
Up to 100,000 IOPS
4K Write IOPS*
Up to 100,000 IOPS
Bootable
Supported
MTBF
620,000 Hours
Data Encryption
128bit AES
Data Reliability
•
•
Up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector
(BCH)
Unrecoverable read errors: Less than 1 sector
per 1016 bits read ECC on all internal memory;
full end-to-end CRC protection; RAISE
Native Command Queuing Support up to 32 commands
Dimension (mm)
157(L)*120(W)*20(H)
Weight
243g
Temperature
0º C - 70º C
Compatible OS
Windows® 7 and Windows® 8
TRIM
TRIM command supported
Latency
<0.1ms
UEFI boot compliant
Supported
Windows® 8 Secure Boot
Supported
AHCI Compliant
Driver-less installation
Features
RAMDisk
SSD TweakIt
ROG HybriDisk
ROG CrystalDiskMark
Secure Erase/Firmware Update
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
* (1) Performance may vary depending on system configuration
(2) Testing results were based on ATTO Disk Benchmark and Iometer
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Product Overview
NOTE: The following drawings are for reference only. Actual
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product
specifications may vary.
RAIDR Express card LED
indicator - Solid Red
This LED light indicates that
the RAIDR Express card is
connected to a PCIe slot and
your system is turned on.
RAIDR Express card LED
indicator - Blinking Orange
This LED light indicates that
your system is currently
accessing the RAIDR
Express card.
RAIDR Express card
connector
This allows you to connect
the RAIDR Express card
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an available PCIe x4,
PCIe x8, or PCIe x16 slot on
your motherboard.
Inside your RAIDR Express card
RAIDR Express SSD
RAIDR Express SSD (Solid State Drive)
The RAIDR Express card stores data using a SSD made up of
integrated circuit assemblies that store data at much faster speed.
The SSD allows you to boot up and launch applications almost
instantaneously with lesser power consumption.
DuoMode switch
Move the switch to the right to enable the UEFI mode while using your
RAIDR Express card.
WARNING! Turn off your system before moving the DuoMode switch.
NOTE: For more details on the DuoMode feature, refer to the ROG
Exclusive Features section of this manual.
DuoMode LED indicator - Solid Orange
This DuoMode LED light indicates that the UEFI mode is currently
enabled.
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Hardware installation
NOTE: The following illustrations are for reference only. The
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motherboard layout may
vary with models, but the installation steps of the RAIDR Express card remain the
same.
1.
Locate an available PCIe x4,
PCIe x8, or PCIe x16 slot on
your motherboard.
2.
Align and insert the RAIDR
Express card into this slot.
3.
Ensure that the RAIDR
Express card is completely
seated on the PCIe slot.
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ROG Exclusive Features
Install the following software features using the support CD that comes with your
package.
NOTE: For more details on how to install these features, refer to the Software Installation
section in this user guide.
Republic of Gamers
The Republic of Gamers offers you the best of the best. We offer the best
hardware engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovative ideas, and
we welcome the best gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules
are only for the weak, and bragging rights mean everything. We believe in making
statements and we excel in competitions. If your character matches our trait, then
join the elite Republic of Gamers and make your presence felt.
RAMDisk
RAMDisk is an innovative program that reserves a part of your system’s memory
and turns it into a high-speed virtual drive where you can store cache files and
game apps for instant access. By optimizing your RAIDR Express card’s SSD,
RAMDisk allows you to automatically backup, update, and restore files.
NOTE: RAMDisk only supports 64-bit operating systems.
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DuoMode
Your RAIDR Express card comes with a DuoMode switch that allows you to
choose between using the legacy and UEFI modes of your system. Through
DuoMode, you can ensure better compatibility and support for new Windows® 8
features.
SSD TweakIt
Protect your RAIDR Express card’s SSD and maintain an organized system that
runs smoothly using SSD TweakIt. This program includes data-writing options that
allow you to accelerate your computer’s performance while protecting the life span
of your RAIDR Express card’s SSD.
Secure Erase
Restore your RAIDR Express card to its factory settings using Secure
Erase. This feature allows you to securely remove all of the data stored
in your RAIDR Express card, helping fix performance issues caused by
accumulated files and frequent data-writing.
Firmware Updater
Keep your RAIDR Express card up-to-date using the Firmware Updater.
Using this feature, you can download the latest firmware versions, fixes,
and improvements that can help maximize and further enhance the
performance of your RAIDR Express card.
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ROG HybriDisk
Get the most out of your HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and SSD when it comes to
maximizing storage space using ROG HybriDisk. This feature optimizes your SSD
by turning it into a disk cache for all frequently-used tasks and applications so you
can reserve your hard disk drive for other important storage needs.
ROG CrystalDiskMark
The Republic of Gamers brings you CrystalDiskMark as a SSD benchmark
software that allows you to test a specific drive’s performance. It uses several
components, such as file size, file position, and fragmentation, to inform you how
fast specific drives currently read or write data.
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual
users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The
product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for
malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.
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Software installation
Place the support CD into the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and
select the items you want to install.
The Features menu
shows the available
applications that you
can install.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary
Click the Contact tab
user manuals. Click an
to display the ASUS
item to open the folder of
contact information.
the user manual.
The Drivers
menu shows
the available
device drivers
that you can
install.
Click an item
to install.
NOTE: If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents
of the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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Driver installation
The RAIDR Express card works even without the driver. However, you may refer
to the following procedures if you opt to install the device driver for your RAIDR
Express card.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Connect the RAIDR Express card to the motherboard. Refer to the Hardware
Installation for details.
Insert the support CD into the optical drive.
Install the Marvell Magni driver application.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
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•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device
complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the
requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences
du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie
Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles
de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
警告 VCCI準拠クラスB機器(日本)
この装置は、情報処理装置等電波障害自主規制協議会(VCCI)の基準に基づくクラスB情報技術
装置です。この装置は、家庭環境で使用することを目的としていますが、この装置がラジオやテレ
ビジョン受信機に近接して使用されると、受信障害を引き起こすことがあります。
取扱説明書に従って正しい取り扱いをして下さい。
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/
english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the device in municipal waste. This product has been designed
to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out
wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment)
should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of
electronic products.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest
standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you
to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well
as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm
for detailed recycling information in different regions.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Technical Support
Telephone 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
+1-812-282-2787
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923
Global website: http://www.asus.com
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EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Country:
TAIWAN
Authorized representative in Europe:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Address, City:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
GERMANY
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
declare the following apparatus:
Product name :
Model name :
RAIDR EXPRESS PX2-120GB,
Phone/Fax No: (510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
hereby declares that the product
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
Product Name : SSD Card
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
Model Number : RAIDR EXPRESS PX2-120GB,
RAIDR EXPRESS PX2-240GB
Conforms to the following specifications:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
Supplementary Information:
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Address:
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
Asus Computer International
Responsible Party Name:
SSD Card
RAIDR EXPRESS PX2-240GB
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Ver. 130208
CE marking
(EC conformity marking)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Representative Person’s Name :
Steve Chang / President
Position : CEO
Name : Jerry Shen
Signature :
Declaration Date: 26/04/2013
Date :
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
Signature : __________
Apr. 26, 2013
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