Mushkin gets cozy with SandForce again, launches 6Gb/s EP Series SSDs for Enterprises

Tim Stevens
T. Stevens|10.13.10

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Mushkin gets cozy with SandForce again, launches 6Gb/s EP Series SSDs for Enterprises
285MB/s read speeds from the Callisto series? Phsaw. We need at least twice that to get us out of bed in the morning, and Mushkin has our wake up call. Its announcing the EP Series of SSD drives, based on SandForce SF-2000-series processors, pledging 6Gb/s burst speeds. That sounds mighty impressive, but if you capitalize that B it turns into a somewhat less stunning figure of 768MB/s. Sequential read and write speeds are 500MB/s, while each can sustain a rate of 60,000 operations per second. That's a lot of I/O, and it's coming to gilded racks sometime in the first quarter of 2011.

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Mushkin Announces SATA 6Gb/s Enterprise-Class EP Series SSDs

Next-Generation Solid State Drive offers ultra-high-performance and reliability for business applications

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushkin, Inc., (, a global leader in high-performance and mission critical computer products, today announced a new solid state drive series based on SandForce®'s enterprise-class SF-2500 and SF-2600 SSD processors. This series further underlines Mushkin's commitment to providing the business sector with the highest performance and reliability solid state storage solutions.

The next generation Mushkin EP Series SSDs will provide significant performance enhancements and add an impressive set of features enabled by the SF-2000 series enterprise processors:

-Up to 500MB/s read/write sequential transfer rate

-Up to 60,000 sustained random read/write IOPS

-Advanced ECC with up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH)

-Power/performance throttling for improved energy efficiency and conservation

"This new series of SSDs continues Mushkin's tradition of high-performance, high-reliability flash storage products. This is an area in which we have made great strides and we're very excited to introduce our technology exclusive to the business sector. We feel very confident staking our name with these SSDs for business critical applications." – Brian Flood, Mushkin director of product development.

Additional reliability and maintenance features include Sandforce's DuraWrite™, RAISE™ (Redundant Array of Independent Silicon Elements), Recycler (Garbage Collection), Intelligent Wear Leveling, and Read Disturb technologies. Sampling is expected to begin 4Q10 with widespread product availability 1Q11.

About Mushkin

Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Colorado, Mushkin Enhanced provides performance-enhanced computer products to users worldwide. Mushkin products include a line of enhanced power supplies and complete selection of memory upgrades for desktops, notebooks and servers. Since the company's founding in 1994, Mushkin has received numerous awards and commendations for quality, reliability and technical excellence. For nearly 15 years, Mushkin has been dedicated to helping overclockers, gamers, IT managers, digital artists and mobile professionals enhance their computing experience by providing reliable, high-performance products. Please visit us on Youtube:

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