1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Mushkin Announces Europa III SSD Series, Intros 250 GB Model

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,713 (11.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,669
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Mushkin today announced the third-generation of its flagship solid-state disk lineup, the Europa III. The new series revolves around using a high-performance controller chip made by Samsung. The NAND flash configuration is of the multi-level cell (MLC) type, and in conjunction with the controller, provides high transfer rates.

    The first model in this series is the Mushkin esi25607. This 250 GB SSD is of the standard 2.5 inch form-factor, and weighs 80.1 g. It is driven by Samsung S3C29RBB controller, which helps this drive churn out speeds of 220 MB/s (read), 200 MB/s (write). It uses the standard SATA II interface. The drive maintains a low power draw of 0.15W when idling, and 0.25W when active. It has its MTBF rated at one million hours. The drive comes packed in a fancy aluminum case. Details on its pricing and availability are yet to surface.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Meecrob New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    318 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    12
    no pricing info?
     
  3. araditus New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Messages:
    172 (0.08/day)
    Thanks Received:
    25
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Perhaps they do not want to frighten the consumer just yet with a 699$ price tag :p
     
  4. Kitkat New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    768 (0.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    77
    yeah i know when it comes to satta thats all we wanna know lol if the controler info and the price arent there it was useless for me lol :roll:
     
  5. zads New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    66 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Location:
    San Jose, Ca
    Typo much?

    Unless Mushkin actually is claiming this- in that case, Muskin is full of $hit :laugh:
     
  6. vagxtr

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    180 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5
    Well they need something to sell these poor performing overpriced SSD and it's the simplest way by selling power savings bull$hit to people that doesnt care much about fancy new tech but like to brag about great new gadget they buy to the colleges at work and girl next door :rofl:
     
  7. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    While they are overpriced, these classes of SSD outperform ALL platter based hard disk drives in every speed category, and still consume less energy.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page