PC gaming is serious business. Competitive players are always looking for an edge over the competition and will seek out any advantage that helps them win the battle. For those gamers who are losing the fight against long load times and slugging disk performance, Apacer is introducing a new PCI-E x4-based solid state drive that will out-gun the competition.
The PT920 Commando drives will be available in 240GB and 480GB configurations and are backwards compatible with previous generation PCI-E slots. The drives feature read speeds up to 2500 MB/s and is armed with a 3 year warranty that will keep you in solid cover from defects. Unlike conventional 2.5” SSDs, the PT920 Commando infiltrates one of your available PCI-E slots and will flank your GPU. PC gamers will lay claim to victory in the battle against cable management with the free space and SATA ports made available by using the PT920.
Apacer understands that you cannot simply engage PC gamers with great specs. The PT920 Commando is outfitted with some of the finest military-grade housing ever seen on a consumer SSD. The shroud that protects the drive components is made from battle-ready hardened plastic and sports a tactical sight aperture that helps keep things cool when the bullets start flying. Underneath, a convection cooling system draws heat away from the hottest parts of the PCB. The light tan coloring of the shroud looks very stylish and will keep you concealed should you end up at an LAN party in the southern Sahara. The Shacknews staff asks that readers think twice before bringing the PT920 aboard any commercial aircraft.
It remains unclear how competing drive manufacturers will be able to answer a SSD drive of this caliber. Pricing and availability for the PT920 Commando have not yet been revealed, but expect this drive to begin engagements with motherboards in the coming months. Apacer has not mentioned if users will be able to akimbo these SSDs in a RAID0 configuration. Firearms. Shooting. It looks like a gun.