Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD Hottest SSD Product Available As Mushkin Sells Out Once Again

Since the release and exclusive posting of our report on the Mushkin Scorpion PCIe SSD, it has sold out worldwide for the second month in a row.  This is something not seen in the SSD industry these days but we have been saying for some time that there was a definite demand for PCIe SSDs; Mushkin listened and then some.

Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD Package Front

Walking away with our Editor’s Choice Award, the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe is the single most powerful storage medium available to, not only the consumer, but also media professionals needing the speed to manipulate and transfer terabytes of media on a daily basis.  Mushkin did things right in the build of this PCIe SSD and, not only is it’s LSI SandForce Driven architecture capable of speeds up to 2GB/s, but also, pricing to reach these incredible speeds starts at an incredibly low $559 for the 240GB capacity.  A price/performance knockout like this hasn’t been seen since the OCZ Revo 3×2 release several years back.

 Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD Package Closer

Proving true to its specifications, the Scorpion Deluxe not only reached performance of 2.1GB/s read and 1.9GB/s write, but also, retained its performance in our grueling steady state testing with speeds of 1.9GB/s read and 1.6GB/s write with over 100K IOPS.  Imagine being able to transfer 25GB of video files in just over a minute flat and at a price that won’t break your pocketbook.  Add to that the fact that Mushkin included capacities of 240, 480, 960GB and 1920 capacities, along with a 3 year warranty, and the Scorpion Deluxe has just filled a void in the SSD market that many overlooked.

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“We’re extremely excited to see how well-received the Scorpion Deluxe is. We felt very confident with the design and making of this product, and we’re proud to share it with our consumer base. The Scorpion Deluxe is representative of how Mushkin continues to strive to meet and exceed the expectations of our diverse and unique users,” said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development  at Mushkin, Inc.

 Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe PCB Front

“The Scorpion Deluxe PCIe is a strong component that complements any system design, whether you are composing your own applications or generating visual effects, and so on. This is why one of our top priorities at the moment is to get more Scorpion Deluxe cards back into the marketplace.” said Nicolas Villalobos, Director of Global Marketing  at Mushkin, Inc.


We have no doubt that this will result in a flurry of activity by other manufacturers, but for now, Mushkin has sole control and is fighting to keep up with demand.  Keep an eye out and your fingers crossed for the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe in our included links and, by all means, throw a comment in if you are lucky enough to snag one!

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    Wonder when wil it be available or rather how to get it in Serbia, and not if i want one!! 😀

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    I’m about to buy one of these… can I install and boot Windows 8 from it?

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    I have not seen a single day that RAM Experts don’t have Scorpion Deluxe in stock.

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    I still can’t get this ssd anywhere, when will they restock them???

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    Purchased 240GB version, easy installation, and it worked just great !!!! I am using it for Solidworks, opening large assemblies, saving to edrawings, multiple projects, no more pain, super large assemblies perform great, amazing value. One small issue: It stopped working after 2 days, not showing up in Bios, not in Windows, tried on another machine same problem, just dead. I guess i will see how Mushkin customer support works. Overall product is amazing, but i wish it would work longer.

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    do these work on a mac pro?

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    Great site.
    wanted to ask for your advice:
    should i pay extra for “ultra .M2” connection for future M2 SSD or should i keep the cash for a scorpion?
    one more please: can i boot windows 8.1 from the scorpion?
    thanks alot mate!

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    Placed Mushkin scorpion deluxe PCIe 1920 GB SSD in slot 6 in Asus
    Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. On boot up the SSD is not recognized. I
    can boot from HHD and in Disk Manager the SSD is not seen by my system.

    My system:

    Asus rampage IV Extreme motherboard

    Cosair ax1200i PSU

    3 Nivida GeForce Titan 6 GB HydroCopper Signature GPU in 3 way SLI in slots1,2 and 4 (water cooled)

    cosair dominator 64MB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM

    2 WD red 2 TB HHD in RAID 1

    Blue ray DVD

    Asia said the SSD is not compatible with my motherboard while Mushkin
    said it is. Before sending the SSD back to Mushkin to get it checked
    out any thoughts about why the SSD is not recognized?

    Thanks in advance!


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    this SSD has very very very big heat problem. its running super super hot – you cant even keep a hand on him for longer that 10 sec
    my one failed after 2 months of use. its operating but lost 30% of speed. as I find out one chip failed.
    And I believe its failed only because of that enormous heat

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    I had a hard time finding reviews on this drive before I purchased it, but after reading this review, I pulled the trigger and bought one. This is by FAR the best SSD I have ever owned. It is ridiculously fast and reliable. I highly recommend this drive.

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    I’m just wondering if you could replace the mushkin m2’s with Samsung 951’s would be theoretically 8600mb/s :O would completely max a pci-e 3.0 8x 😀

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