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Mushkin Announces the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Based SSD

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Mushkin has formally announced its Scorpion Deluxe lineup of PCIe-based SSDs.

Mushkin has announced a new series of SSDs, the Scorpion Deluxe series. This series of SSDs, though, is no ordinary lineup, as the units are PCIe- based; thus, they also have much higher read and write speeds.

The units are driven by a total of four Sandforce SF-2281 controllers and have native support for Windows 8, so no drivers are required to get it running. The internal SSDs have a modular design and can be upgraded or replaced easily. The RAID configuration of the internal SSDs can be user-adjusted, and with four SSDs, this offers many options.

With the PCIe x8 interface the fastest and largest unit at 1920 GB, it features read speeds of up to 2165 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1990 MB/s.  The units also feature up to 89,000 random read IOPS, as well as up to 107,000 write IOPS.


240 GB
480 GB
960 GB
1920 GB
Read MB/s
2150
2160
2160
2165
Write MB/s
1950
1960
1980
1990
Read IOPS
51,000
67,000
78,000
89,000
Write IOPS
107,000
107,000107,00071,500

Mushkin's Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSDs all have an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of 1,000,000 hours, they possess operating temperatures between 0 and 70° C, and will also feature a three-year warranty.

There was no word on when the SSDs would be available, nor was there any information on pricing.

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    pbrigido , August 19, 2013 10:07 AM
    Bootable? Not that it matters, probably can't afford on anyways.
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    pbrigido , August 19, 2013 10:08 AM
    Bootable? Not that it matters, probably can't afford on anyways.
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    patrick47018 , August 19, 2013 10:41 AM
    Wonder what the cost will be
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    icemunk , August 19, 2013 10:46 AM
    Fast... like Ram drive fast. I want.
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    vmem , August 19, 2013 11:17 AM
    hmm, I would consider the 240GB one for a bootdrive if it's below $400
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    rwinches , August 19, 2013 1:33 PM
    The new Atlas mSATA has sync mem and lsi sandforce sf2281 cont

    The new USB 3.0 Thumb drive has LSI Sandforce S2281 Cont 450 MBs up down speed.
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    halcyon , August 19, 2013 5:37 PM
    Gonna be spensive.
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    vinhn , August 19, 2013 8:33 PM
    Probably won't notice a different on a boot drive. On windows 8, SSD and PCIe would be closely the same with ~1-2s off. Though gaming and huge files must be amazing.
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    TrollKing , August 20, 2013 2:10 PM
    The price will be much higher than the read/write speed if u guy are wondering.
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    master_chen , August 22, 2013 10:49 AM
    >SandForce
    I've pretty much stopped reading on that point and closed the tab.