Mushkin Unveils ECO3 SSD & New USB Drives – CES 2016 Update

We continue our tour of CES with Mushkin, where we were introduced to a variety of flash products including gate new Mushkin ECO3, Impact USB 3.0 drives and an interesting SSD prototype.

The Mushkin Eco3 is a 2.5″ form factor SSD that will include a Silicon Motion SM2256 controller, will be SATA 3.1 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA Revisions 3.0, 2.0 (3Gb/s), and 1.0 (1.5Gb/s). We can expect the ECO3 to reach up to 560MB/s read and 515MB/s write speeds, as well as transaction rates of up to 87,000 IOPS. It will also feature SLC caching which we are told will dramatically boost performance in everyday tasks, as well as Pushkin’s Enhanced Data-protection Suite (MEDS) and a 3-year warranty. No word yet on official pricing, but we can expect to see something aggressive for both the 240 and 480 GB capacities.

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The Mushkin Eco3 will be a Newegg exclusive, but there will also be the Mushkin Triactor. We were told that this drive will essential be identical, except it will be available worldwide.

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We were also introduced to the Mushkin Impact USB drive which is SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Compatible. It will able to reach up to 400MB/s read and 310MB/s write speeds, al of which is enclosed within a black aluminum housing. The Impact is available now and we are told that we can expect the  MSRPs of $34.99 (64GB), $52.99 (128GB), and $101.99 (256GB), and includes a two-year limited warranty. Stay tuned as we will have a full in-depth review of the 128GB Impact USB drive.

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Mushkin also had a very exciting prototype featuring two Silicon Motion 2246 controllers, which allows for the 3D NAND to be raided together for exceptional performance and capacities much larger than we have seen to date from other SSD manufacturers. There will be more on this later on as the it moves out of the prototype phases.

Stay tuned for more coverage of CES 2016 here at The SSD Review!

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