Thursday, January 12th 2012

Mushkin Unveils Three New SSD Product Lines at CES

Mushkin unveiled three new lines of consumer solid state drives (SSDs) at CES, the Chronos GO, Atlas, and Scorpion. Chronos Go is a series of simple SSDs in the 1.8-inch SATA 6 Gb/s form-factor, Atlas is a series of mSATA SSDs based on a fast controller that takes advantage of SATA 6 Gb/s interface, while Scorpion is a line of ultra-high performance PCI-Express SSDs. At the heart of all three is SandForce SF-2281 SSD controller. Chronos GO is available in Standard and Deluxe variants, both offering sequential read speeds up to 565 MB/s, and write speeds up to 525 MB/s, with 4K random write performance of 90,000 IOPS. These drives are available in capacities of up to 480 GB.

Next up are the Atlas mSATA drives. These include standard and deluxe variants, too, with the same sequential read speeds of up to 565 MB/s. It's just that the deluxe variant offers slightly higher write speeds of up to 535 MB/s, while the standard one stays at up to 525 MB/s. These drives will be available in capacities up to 240 GB. Both Chronos GO and Atlas lines will be available sometime in Q1, 2012.
Moving on, we have the king of the lot, the Scorpion PCIe SSD. Like most PCIe SSDs, this is a compound SSD of several SSD subunits in internal/abstract RAID 0 configuration. This particular model has four subunits, all driven by SF-2281. Users can configure the RAID mode of these subunits themselves, configurations include RAID 0/1/5/10/0+1/1+0. The drive reads at speeds up to 1500 MB/s, and writes up to 1275 MB/s, with 4K random write performance of 120,000 IOPS. The Scorpion series will launch sometime in the H1, 2012. Source: DailyTech
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Mushkin products are very nice and reliable.
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anny prices for the Scorpion ? i realy want a ssd pci-e
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