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Mushkin reveals their Helix-L and Pilot M.2 NVMe SSDs

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Mushkin reveals their Helix-L and Pilot M.2 NVMe SSDs

Mushkin reveals their Helix-L and Pilot M.2 NVMe SSDs

Mushkin has started showing off their latest lineup of M.2 NVMe SSDs at CES, revealing models to suit both high-performance and cost-conscious users. Both drives are built using the standard M.2 2480 (80mm wide) form factor making this SSD compatible with the majority of PCs and notebooks with M.2 slots.     

The first drive that Muskin showcases is their cost-effective Helix-L, uses 3D TLC NAND Flash alongside a Silicon Motion SM2263XT controller to offer sequential read/write speeds of 2,400MB/s and 1,700MB/s and capacities that range from 128GB to 1TB. The drive also provides 280,000 random read 4K IOPS and 250,000 random 4K write IOPS, making this an incredibly compelling budget offering. 

This SSD will come with a three-year warranty and supports the NVMe 1.3 specification, with the only downside being the drive's green PCB. 

  

Mushkin reveals their Helix-L and Pilot M.2 NVMe SSDs

(Image from Techpowerup)


Muskin's second SSD is a high-performance model called the Pilot, using a faster Silicon Motion SM2262 controller which uses 3D TLC NAND over eight channels and offers a DRAM cache. This drive pushes out random read/write performance of 3,200/1,900MBps and random 4K read/write performance figures of 370,000/300,000 IOPS, making this SSD a significant upgrade over the Helix-L.

The Pilot will release with capacities that range from 240GB to 2TB, impressive storage levels for an M.2 drive. 

  
Mushkin reveals their Helix-L and Pilot M.2 NVMe SSDs

(Image from Techpowerup)

At this time Mushkin has not revealed any pricing or availability information about both of these drives. 

You can join the discussion on Mushkin's Helix-L and Pilot series of M.2 SSDs on the OC3D Forums.  

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10-01-2018, 07:22:56

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Would be nice to see Mushkin back. Always liked their ram.Quote

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Finally a Samsung alternativeQuote

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