Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

Mushkin Announces Availability of Helix-L NVMe SSD

Mushkin Enhanced MFG - An industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and high-reliability computer products, is excited to announce global availability of its much-anticipated Helix-L PCIe m.2 SSD (Solid State Drive) originally announced at CES 2019 and has available capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, and 1 TB.

Built using the latest Silicon Motion SM2263XT PCIe Gen 3 x 4 NVMe controller to generate super-fast sequential Read and Write speeds. The Helix-L offers extreme storage performance and capacities in a M.2 2280 form factor, fitting directly into a motherboard or notebook. Employing the ultra-high-speed PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 interface for maximum bandwidth, the Helix-L leaves traditional SATA III and even previous generation M.2 SSDs in the rearview. Loading everything from large video and image files to games, applications or the operating system faster than ever before.
"Mushkin fully embraces the adoption of PCIe NVMe SSD technology in gaming, professional, and embedded vertical market environments", said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin Enhanced MFG. "We believe that with features like HMB, capacities up to 1TB and the aggressive price point of the Helix-L our customers in these market segments will find our Helix-L to be a very attractive offering."

For more information, visit the product page.
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12 Comments on Mushkin Announces Availability of Helix-L NVMe SSD

#1
TheLostSwede
super-fast sequential Read and Write speeds.
Nowhere to be seen in the press release... Best PR ever...

For those interested, it seems to be up to 2110MB/s read and 1700MB/s write and 240k IOPS read and 260k IOPS write. So a not very super-fast at all SSD...
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TheLostSwede said:
Nowhere to be seen in the press release... Best PR ever...
PRs are marketing, and marketing doesn't concern itself with pesky things like "facts".
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BakerMan1971
TheLostSwede said:

Nowhere to be seen in the press release... Best PR ever...

For those interested, it seems to be up to 2110MB/s read and 1700MB/s write and 240k IOPS read and 260k IOPS write. So a not very super-fast at all SSD...
Like the Crucial P1 though it is more about value and still much faster than a standard SATA drive.
I expect the Mushkin to be priced very competitively as they have done previously.
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BakerMan1971 said:

Like the Crucial P1 though it is more about value and still much faster than a standard SATA drive.
I expect the Mushkin to be priced very competitively as they have done previously.
Yup, Mushkin is killing it on price. Also one of the few brands still offering MLC drives.
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bonehead123
BakerMan1971 said:

Like the Crucial P1 though it is more about value and still much faster than a standard SATA drive
Please people, for crying out loud already, please stop bringing up the comparison of nvme drive speeds to SATA drive speeds every time a new one is released...

There really is NO comparision, so lets just face facts: nvme rulz, sata droolz, just deal with it :laugh:

And also, 2100/1700mbs is nothing to howl about for a so-called NEW nvme drive (especially compared to Sammy Evo's & WD Black's at 3500/3200)......sure they are cheap, but that's their only real claim to fame....
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BakerMan1971
bonehead123 said:

Please people, for crying out loud already, please stop bringing up the comparison of nvme drive speeds to SATA drive speeds every time a new one is released...

There really is NO comparision, so lets just face facts: nvme rulz, sata droolz, just deal with it :laugh:

And also, 2100/1700mbs is nothing to howl about for a so-called NEW nvme drive (especially compared to Sammy Evo's & WD Black's at 3500/3200)......sure they are cheap, but that's their only real claim to fame....
Sorry to annoy you matey, but the reason the comparison was quoted was to address the concern that this NVME drive is not running at full PCI-E whack, but is still a major improvement over SATA.
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bonehead123
BakerMan1971 said:

Sorry to annoy you matey, but the reason the comparison was quoted was to address the concern that this NVME drive is not running at full PCI-E whack, but is still a major improvement over SATA.
No worries matey, my post was not directed at you specifically, but there are ALOT of people who make this same exact comment every single time a new nvme drive is released.... as if nobody knows about the speed differences yet.... they do, and therefore I just don't believe that there is any need to constantly make the same comment over & over again :D
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EarthDog
bonehead123 said:

No worries matey, my post was not directed at you specifically, but there are ALOT of people who make this same exact comment every single time a new nvme drive is released.... as if nobody knows about the speed differences yet.... they do, and therefore I just don't believe that there is any need to constantly make the same comment over & over again :D
I feel the same way about some other comments... :p

Being serious, NVMe based drives vary wildly as you can see. Disparaging a drive who's intent was to be inexpensive and not bleeding edge fast makes one look like they don't get the point here. I mean you pegged its claim to fame, but not without dropping a quick poo on it first, LOL!
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bonehead123
EarthDog said:

I feel the same way about some other comments... :p

Being serious, NVMe based drives vary wildly as you can see. Disparaging a drive who's intent was to be inexpensive and not bleeding edge fast makes one look like they don't get the point here. I mean you pegged its claim to fame, but not without dropping a quick poo on it first, LOL!
Well then, to summarize:

"Cheap is as cheap does"
"You only get what you pay for"
"If it's cheap, it's probably a heap"
'nuff said :toast:

And yes, I understand the market, where there will always be low/mid/high-end products, but lets face it, the low-end is already so crowded, why waste time & money on developing yet another el-cheapo drive which will not yield them very much profit (only mere sales volume) and probably get buried in the sea of other el-cheapo's.

Why not invest in and/or develop a newer, faster, better drive that beats the crap out of everyone else's drives and raise the bar on speeds and reliability.... and make everyone else play catch up. Mushkin is not exactly a newcomer to the computer parts industry, by now they should know how the game is played.....
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#10
EarthDog
I guess it wasn't 'nuff said............. o_O :p:roll:


Because that market is smaller and even more crowded??

The point is, these drives are made to be cheap, not be a class leader. Why Mushkin doesn't have a drive like that, who knows (and frankly, who cares)... but it shouldn't be held against them, making an affordable NVMe based drive that is notably faster than SATA speeds and a lot closer to SATA pricing. In other words, I believe the vitriol is misplaced. ;)
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Solaris17
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On mobile but pretty cheap and available now.

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