Apacer's New PT920 Commando SSD Targets Your Storage Needs

Prepare to launch an all-out assault on your I/O intensive workloads with the Apacer PT920 Commando SSD.


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. 

Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

From The Chatty
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    July 11, 2017 3:15 PM

    Chris Jarrard posted a new article, Apacer's New PT920 Commando SSD Targets Your Storage Needs

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      July 11, 2017 3:16 PM

      Oh man, I really want to pull the trigger on one of these.

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        July 11, 2017 4:27 PM

        I can barely suppress my desire to get one.

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      July 11, 2017 3:21 PM

      I want to thank some Chatty community members who were instrumental in getting this article combat-ready. Props to EricZBA for the original tip!

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      July 11, 2017 3:29 PM

      Can you confirm whether this SSD provides any benefit in games that don't promote gun violence? (i.e. Gone Home, Mirror's Edge, Dear Esther, etc.)

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        July 11, 2017 3:47 PM

        only if you're not wearing underwear

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      July 11, 2017 4:55 PM

      Lol... I enjoyed reading this article even though I have no interest in the product. Great writing Chris!

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      July 11, 2017 6:24 PM

      Ok, I didn't watch the video in the article until just now and... wow... just wow.

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      July 11, 2017 6:42 PM


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      July 11, 2017 6:55 PM

      Yeah, that was great

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      July 11, 2017 6:59 PM

      is this an onion article or real? i can't tell... i hope it's fake

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        July 11, 2017 9:18 PM

        The item is real, crabs just made fun of it for looking like a gun because lol

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      July 11, 2017 6:59 PM

      Did we just time warp to April 1st?

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      July 11, 2017 7:02 PM

      Lol. I just read a hardware review that made me laugh multiple times.

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        July 11, 2017 9:21 PM

        Yeah, I was entertained, but I'm not sure if I'm really informed.

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          July 11, 2017 9:35 PM

          There's not really much to say, it was a reposting of a product announcement. No benchmarks or anything

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            July 11, 2017 9:37 PM

            Yeah, I guess I just assumed the numbers would be there. At the same time, this is a decently big response to a Shacknews story, so it has that going for it.

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              July 11, 2017 9:44 PM

              If a product is being reviewed, the article title will indicate it and an attempt to provide useful information will be included. This was just some fun with a typical PC hardware release news blurb.

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                July 11, 2017 9:49 PM

                Thanks for the response. The writing worked well, and it was obvious that you enjoyed the writing. I look forward to seeing more now that I know that not all of them will be product reviews.

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      July 11, 2017 7:38 PM

      This was an extremely clever review of one of the worst products I've ever seen greenlit.

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      July 11, 2017 8:23 PM

      Excellent article

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      July 11, 2017 9:25 PM

      Is that a fucking staple gun?

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      July 12, 2017 1:39 AM

      Mockery aside, this has a market: The emotionally stunted manbaby, who is already fully erect and preordering two of these to store their loli porn on while talking about so-called "clips" and "slamming them home"

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      July 12, 2017 6:45 AM

      Bro you have been killing it lately.

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      July 12, 2017 8:06 AM

      MEH. Call me when they have one that can eject spent bits in a glorious pile around my case.

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      July 12, 2017 8:31 AM


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      July 12, 2017 11:45 AM


      “It remains unclear how competing drive manufacturers will be able to answer a SSD drive of this caliber.”

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