Mushkin Packs Four SandForce Controllers into a PCIe SSD

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.

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  • danwat1234
    Well, the MSI GT60-2od and MSI GT70-2od laptops can have 3 mSATA SSDs in RAID 0 for over 1200MB/s read and write speeds.

    So in other words I'd like to see a manufacture pack 2+ controllers in RAID into a 2.5" SATA 3 drive for really good 4K speeds to finally maximize the SATA 3 interface in all scenarios except 4K @ queue depth of 1-2.

    But maybe due to costs we and lack of enthusiasm, we won't see this until SATA 4?
  • JOSHSKORN
    Good thing I bought a hacksaw. I'm willing to sell an arm, leg and kidney for one of these. :D
  • halcyon
    It would begin something like this, "I. See. See honey. See honey, I need this...in well.... In the largest capacity. It's an investment. I'll be so much more productive that it'll pay for itself. ...and...."