Mushkin Alpha Series includes 4TB and 8TB Internal SSD Drives

The Mushkin range has been expanded with the Alpha series of PCIe NVMe M.2 solid state drives. It includes 4 TB and 8 TB SSD drives. They use a Phison E12S controller and an unnamed manufacturer of 3D NAND Flash. The internal SSD drive models are PCIe Gen3 x4 and NVMe 1.3 compliant.

Mushkin Alpha Internal SSD Drive

In the case of a 4TB drive, the sequential read speed reaches 3200 MB/s, the sequential write speed reaches 3000 MB/s. The 8TB drive claims a maximum sequential read speed of 3300MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 3000MB/s. In both cases, the performance on operations with random access in 4 KB blocks reaches 550,000 and 640,000 IOPS in read and write modes, respectively, and the resource is specified equal to 900 TBW.

Mushkin Alpha series PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs come with a built-in LDPC ECC provides the most-powerful data correction level in use today. They have end-to-end data path protection, and NVMe Deallocate function supported (NVMe equivalent of TRIM command). There is also Pyrite/TCG Opal and AES Support. They also feature Self-Encrypting Drive (SED), Thermal Monitoring, and AHCI support.

Features:

  • L1.2 power mode support for ultra-low power consumption
  • NVMe Security Erase support
  • 3D NAND flash
  • Supports SMART and TRIM commands. Supports ONFi 2.3, ONFi 3.0, ONFi 3.2 and ONFi 4.0 interface
  • User-upgradeable firmware
  • Temperature sensor
  • RoHS, FCC, CE
  • Power Consumption (Idle): 0.3W
  • Power Consumption (Active Max): 6.5W

Mushkin Alpha SSD price and availability

The Mushkin Alpha 4TB internal SSD drive costs $649.99, the 8TB drive is priced at $1,501.66. They are now available to buy on Amazon.com and they come with a three-year warranty.

Recently, Corsair has also announced the release of the MP400 solid-state drive, made in the M.2 2280 size, equipped with a PCIe Gen3 x4 interface, supports the NVMe protocol, uses 3D QLC NAND technology, pricing starts from $136.99.

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