Mushkin Packs Four SandForce Controllers into a PCIe SSD
Mushkin is introducing a new lineup of PCIe based SSDs, some which feature some absurd (read: mind-bogglingly high) speeds.
Mushkin has just announced the new Scorpion Deluxe SSDs. Theses SSDs are PCIe-based SSDs and feature a grand total of four SF-2281 controllers. The coalition between these four controllers and the PCIe x8 interface allows the unit to pump out up to 2150 MB/s read, and write at speeds up to 2000 MB/s, depending on the version. The four SandForce SF-2281 controllers work together to emulate a single, large drive.
The drives will also be able to plow through up to 87,000 random read IOPS for the biggest version of the SSDs, and 50,000 random read IOPS for the smallest version. Random writes sit between 105,000 and 107,000 IOPS.
The SSDs will measure 167.5 by 111.5 by 14.2 mm, and thus won't fit in low-profile machines.
If all this wasn't enough, here's the best part: The flagship model has a capacity of 1920 GB. One down from there comes a 960 GB version, after which there's 480 GB and 240 GB version. According to Mushkin, these SSDs are ultimately perfect for content creation.
The units should hit retail around mid-June, with no official word on pricing yet.