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Mushkin Announces the Scorpion Deluxe PCIe Based SSD

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 GB480 GB960 GB1920 GB
Read MB/s2150216021602165
Write MB/s1950196019801990
Read IOPS51,00067,00078,00089,000
Write IOPS107,000107,000107,00071,500

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.

  • pbrigido
    Bootable? Not that it matters, probably can't afford on anyways.
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  • pbrigido
    Bootable? Not that it matters, probably can't afford on anyways.
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  • patrick47018
    Wonder what the cost will be
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  • icemunk
    Fast... like Ram drive fast. I want.
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  • vmem
    hmm, I would consider the 240GB one for a bootdrive if it's below $400
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  • rwinches
    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
    Gonna be spensive.
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  • vinhn
    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
    The price will be much higher than the read/write speed if u guy are wondering.
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  • master_chen
    >SandForce
    I've pretty much stopped reading on that point and closed the tab.
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