Mushkin, Inc., a premier designer and producer of high-performance computer products, has announced the official launch of their new Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD. The Scorpion Deluxe utilizes a quartet of SandForce controllers to achieve amazing performance.
Mushkin’s original Scorpion PCIe SSD was targeted to designers of multimedia to offer a scalable 4-way format and maximum performance. The new Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD is rated at up to 2150 MB/s read speeds, and up to 2000 MB/s write speeds. Random 4K IOPS range from 50,000-87,000 reads (depending on capacity); and 105,000-107,000 writes. The Scorpion Deluxe utilizes quad SandForce SF-2281 controllers with un-throttled IOPS. These amazing speeds are attained by utilizing the bandwidth of a PCIe 2.0 X 8 interface.
According to Kelly Lee Myers, VFX Award-winning CG Supervisor on Iron Sky, “SSD storage devices like Mushkin’s Scorpion Deluxe PCIe provide artists with blazing-fast read and write speeds that reduce image editing and composing tasks by several factors over and above spinning disc RAIDs. I count on Mushkin hardware and will continue to do so in production.”
Image source: Overclockersclub.com
Mushkin is also announcing its “Pacific Rim Sweepstakes” that runs from 6/5/2013 through 8/17/2013. Prizes will include a $3500 home theater system, a brand new $2300 Razer Blade Pro Gaming Laptop, a limited edition Mushkin-themed PC and other Mushkin / Pacific Rim prize packages.
“Mushkin’s Pacific Rim sweepstakes definitely appeals to our audience on a variety of levels and provides our consumers with the chance to win some amazing prizes” states Nicolas Villalobos, Mushkin, Inc.’s Director of Global Marketing. “Alongside this campaign we are excited to launch our latest Scorpion Deluxe line of SSDs. Our customers can now manage data faster, safer and more efficiently. Whether for digital content creation, virtualization, data base acceleration, motion picture visual effects or your own application, the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD is always ready.”
The Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD is offered in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, 960GB and 1920GB. Mushkin rates the Scorpion Deluxe at 1,000,000 hours mean time between failures (MTBF) and backs it with a three-year warranty. It will be available worldwide later this month.