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Mushkin Launching 'Striker' Line Of SSDs In Q1 2015

Last week during CES 2015, Mushkin revealed a new line of 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSD) called "Striker." Slated for a Q1 2015 release, the new Striker series will provide capacities ranging from 240 GB to 960 GB. At press time, Mushkin did not provide pricing.

According to the company, the new series will be based on the Phison PS3110-S10 controller, which features a quad-core, 8-channel design. This controller will also support 256-bit AES encryption, Opal 2.0, end-to-end data path protection, SmartECC and more.

The new Striker SSD series will consist of a backwards-compatible SATA 3 (6 Gbps) interface and high-speed MLC NAND that pushes sequential read speeds of up to 565 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 550 MB/s. The Striker SSDs will also have a random performance of up to 90,000 4K IOPS.

Currently, Mushkin does not have the Striker series listed on its website. However, the company provided a list of highlights including TRIM and SMART support, ultra-low power consumption thanks to DEVSLP support, and an ECC strength of 120 bits per 2 KB. The new SSD line will measure only 7 mm thick.

"Mushkin is committed to giving our customers the best performing and most reliable SSDs and our new STRIKER family of drives delivers," said Brian Flood, Director of Product Management at Mushkin. "With an ever-increasing demand for greater performance, the new STRIKER drives provides the ultimate combination of speed and reliability for today's demanding applications."

We expect to hear more about the Striker line of SSDs within the coming weeks, so stay tuned. However, if you're looking for a high-performance solution now, Mushkin also offers the Reactor SSD sporting 1 TB of storage. The read speeds are up to 560 MB/s, and the write speeds are up to 460 MB/s.

Typically, customers can purchase Mushkin hardware at Newegg, Amazon, AVA Direct and more online retail partners, which are all listed here.

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  • Onus
    In the absence of pricing, this constitutes fortune-telling, and is not of any value. All kinds of products will be released in Q1, at all ranges of prices.
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  • the great randini
    I have several Nushkin ssd's currently and look forward to picking one of these asap. I don't even worry if there are bugs on day one, because I have dealt with the top notch support team there. heck they set me up with an advanced rma on a ssd I bought for a build though the support forum, and even after I lost the rma # they were able to find and track the package for me. I love Mushkin products!!!
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  • Quixit
    Phison PS3110-S10? No thanks, I wouldn't buy an SSD with a Phison controller if it was the only SSD on the planet.
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  • krr711
    Not sure if Samsung would want the headache but it would be nice to keep the pressure on Intel. I think it would Intel a bit more honest and probably scratching their heads. Intel's SOC as an example is not a true system SOC and although they claim 14nm archeticture their SOC is actually 14 and 32nm.
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  • krr711
    Not sure if Samsung would want the headache but it would be nice to keep the pressure on Intel. I think it would keep Intel a bit more clear and maybe scratching their heads. Intel's SOC as an example is not a true SOC as portrayed and although they claim 14nm archeticture their SOC is actually two chips, 14 and 32nm.
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  • ifIwasarichman
    All the top end SSD's are putting in similar (give or take) good numbers.
    My question is - When are they going to adopt the faster interfaces that are being supplied on the motherboards? (How about a sata express interface on a SSD,?)
    I know there are PCIs ssd's, but why not a cable like the sata cable. This way the PCI slots can be used for other things, video cards, etc. and still have a really quick drive access
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  • arneberg
    Or why not sell to Nvidia so they got a x86 architecture but if i remember correctly it is in the contract for x86 developers that if they sell they loose the right to use the x86 architecture at least it was so for VIA when it was speculation that Nvidia want to buy them
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