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.