Tuesday, October 16th 2018

Mushkin Intros Source M.2-SATA SSDs

Mushkin introduced M.2-SATA variants of its cost-effective Source SSDs. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor, the drives feature SATA 6 Gb/s interface. The drives combine a Silicon Motion SM2258XT DRAM-less controller with Micron 3D TLC NAND flash, and comes in capacities of 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, and 960 GB. On tap are sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s, with up to 520 MB/s sequential writes; up to 78,000 IOPS 4K random reads, and up to 81,000 IOPS 4K random writes. Among its unique features are LPDC ECC, Data Shaping, Global Wear-leveling, Static Data-refresh, and MEDS (Muskin Enhanced Data-protection Suite), an imaging and data-backup software. The drives are backed by 3-year warranties, and could be priced mostly under the $100-mark, except for the 960 GB variant.
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5 Comments on Mushkin Intros Source M.2-SATA SSDs

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dj-electric
These DRAM-less drives have to start dramatically come down in price. Otherwise MX500 and 860 EVO will continue to reign supreme over the market.
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dj-electric, post: 3924022, member: 87186"
These DRAM-less drives have to start dramatically come down in price. Otherwise MX500 and 860 EVO will continue to reign supreme over the market.
Aye, and the EVO just so happens to have a 5 year warranty.
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John Naylor
Warrantees are basically an insurance policy. There's a cost associated with each successive year added to warranty ... so the 5 year warranty product could be sold maybe $15 cheaper with a lesser warranty. Unfortunately as consumers, we don't get to see the numbers.
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dj-electric
Fx, post: 3924293, member: 61283"
Aye, and the EVO just so happens to have a 5 year warranty.
Yup, both do now
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John Naylor, post: 3924379, member: 156078"
Warrantees are basically an insurance policy. There's a cost associated with each successive year added to warranty ... so the 5 year warranty product could be sold maybe $15 cheaper with a lesser warranty. Unfortunately as consumers, we don't get to see the numbers.
While that is true, I prefer to deal directly with the manufacturer for warranties. I never feel compelled to purchase 3rd party policies.
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