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Solid State Drive (SSD) prices are falling, which is good news for consumers. As seen in our review of WD Blue SN500, prices for NVMe PCIe SSDs are coming down to the 13 cents/GB range with superior performance than what's available with garden variety SATA SSDs. Even more promising is the fact that 512GB and 1TB SSDs are expected to dip down even further to 10 cents/GB mark before the close of 2019. But for those that need a new SSD right now, we're got a roundup of some incredibly cheap NVMe PCIe SSDs that won't break the bank, and will still give you a significant performance advantage over traditional HDDs, or even SATA SSDs. The following NVMe PCIe SSDs available from Amazon... Read more...
If you want a quick and budget-friendly route to speeding up a computer that features an “old hat” hard drive, a solid-state drive is pretty much a no-brainer upgrade. Over the years, the prices for SSDs have steadily fallen while performance has steadily increased — it’s a win-win for everyone. Today, Mushkin is teaming up with online tech retailer Newegg to deliver an “eco-friendly” SSD product family for those looking to breathe new life into older (or budget-spec’d) computers. Mushkin’s new ECO2 SSD line features a SATA-III interface and a Sandforce SF-2200 flash controller. Mushkin is promising read speeds of up to 550MB/sec and write speeds of up to 535MB/sec (depending on drive capacity).... Read more...
Like many memory makers, Mushkin is heavily focused on solid state drives (SSDs) these days, having previously launched its enterprise-friendly ProSpec SSD family at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week. Without skipping a beat, Mushkin today announced the U.S. availability of its capacious 480GB Atlas mSATA SSD. It's only available in the U.S. and through Newegg.com, where it's selling for $500. Worldwide availability is scheduled for the end of November, Mushkin says. The 480GB Atlas sports a SandForce SF-2281 controller with unthrottled IOPS. It has a SATA 6Gbps interface and features read and write speeds of up to 540MB/s and 425MB/s, respectively. Other highlights include... Read more...
Remember Mushkin? The company isn't in the headlines as much as it used to be when it was cranking out enthusiast grade memory at a breakneck pace, but it hasn't faded off into obscurity either. Mushkin's on hand at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and among the products it brought with it is a new line of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs) Mushkin's ProSpec SSDs are powered by LSI's SandForce SF-2582 controller and Enterprise MLC (eMLC) flash memory that supposedly is able to achieve 10X the write endurance as regular SSDs, and without any performance degradation. On the topic of performance, random read and write performance checks in at 80,000 and 42,000 IOPS, respectively,... Read more...
Coming just a tad too late to be an April Fool's prank is an announcement by Mushkin saying that it will no longer sell individual parts direct to the customer on its website. It's a bit of bummer to see Mushkin close its online shop, especially when the occasional coupon/promotional code would roll into view and trump any third-party sellers, but demand has been such that Mushkin has decided its customers will be better served by concentrating its efforts on the middlemen. "Beginning April 3rd, 2012, Mushkin will no longer sell individual parts direct online," Mushkin announced on its website as well as on its Facebook page. "We value the personal interaction with customers which online sales... Read more...
Shares of Rambus are down more than 50 percent today after a jury trial on Wednesday found Micron and Hynix Semiconductor not guilty of price fixing. Rambus had sued the two manufacturers for over $12 billion, claiming that they formed “a secret and unlawful conspiracy to kill a revolutionary technology, make billions of dollars and hang onto power." “We are disappointed with this verdict as we believe strongly in our case,” Rambus Chief Executive Harold Hughes said in a statement. “We do not agree with several rulings that affected how this case was presented to the jury and we are reviewing our options for appeal." Micron stock is up by some 20 percent as of this writing,... Read more...
Mushkin is best known for their high-end memory modules, generally purchased only by server owners and hardcore gamers willing to pay more for the higher performance that comes with it. This week, the company is introducing a new SATA 6Gb/sec enterprise-class EP Series SSD line, promising ultra-high-performance and reliability for business applications. The new drives are based on SandForce's SF-2500 and SF-2600 SSD processors, promising up to 500MB/s read/write sequential transfer rate, up to 60,000 sustained random read/write IOPS and advanced ECC with up to 55 bits correctable per 512-byte sector (BCH). Samples are expected to ship in Q4 of this year, with mass production set for Q1 2011.... Read more...
If you find yourself digging through the latest happenings in the memory sector, you've surely heard of Mushkin. The company has been a huge player in the high-end RAM/memory realm for years now, but rarely would put "solid state drive" into a sentence with "Mushkin." Today, that's happening. Joining OCZ, SanDisk, Intel, and loads of other SSD rivals, Mushkin has decided to jump in headfirst with the release of their Callisto SSD. Brian Flood, Mushkin Enhanced director of product development, had this to say about the announcement: "The Callisto SSDs continue Mushkin Enhanced's tradition of high-performance, high-reliability flash storage products and we're very pleased with the performance and... Read more...
Lately, most of the new RAM announcements that we have seen have been from industry stalwarts like OCZ, Kingston or Crucial. Mushkin has remained mostly quiet on the memory front over the past few months, but the company is apparently looking to get serious about its position with new Redline DDR3 kits.Two new bundles are being announced today, both of which are becoming Redline family members. They'll work with Intel's LGA1156 and LGA1366 platforms, and they boast low-latency CL6 performance in 2GB modules. The 996805 and 998805 memory kits obviously promise world-crushing performance, which has become a staple of this company's products. The 996805 - 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 6-8-6-24 Redline... Read more...
DRAM and storage-device maker Mushkin has announced their entry into the graphics card market with the release of no more than nine Nvidia-based graphics cards. The new graphics cards will be branded ultimateFX and start off with a very tame GTX 260 card, but work all the way up to a 2GB GeForce GTX285. Included are stock configurations to overclocked versions of each card.As everything Mushkin does, they like to keep things in special little wooden boxes they've trademarked as "WoodBox", which give the cards an upmarket packaging.The card list is as follows: Mushkin ultimateFX GeForce GTX260Mushkin ultimateFX GeForce GTX260 (1792MB)Mushkin ultimateFX GeForce GTX260 OCMushkin ultimateFX GeForce... Read more...
Mushkin Enhanced Selected to Power Hypersonic Computer Systems Denver, CO, May 18, 2006- Mushkin Enhanced, a leading manufacturer in high-performance computer components, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by Hypersonic PC Sytems to provide the Mushkin Power Supply Series for Hypersonic's entire PC lineup. Mushkin power supplies are to be offered with Hypersonic's Award-Winning gaming systems; the Cyclone OCX and the Sonic Boom OCX, as well as their line of FUSION professional work-stations. "We are very proud of this relationship as it shows that our new power supply series, although still very new to the market, is already highly regarded as one of the best units available,"... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot has a review of Mushkin's new high speed, low latency DDR2 memory. The Mushkin 2G XP2-5300 Extreme Performance is able to run with timings of 3-3-3-10, using 2.3v(which is covered by warranty), and keeps cool thanks to Mushkin's unique heat spreader design. "Of course, all that overclockability is due to the increased voltage that the Mushkin XP2-5300 modules run at. Unlike regular DDR2 modules, these modules are rated to run at a minimum of 2.1V. If you want to seriously overclock it, you need to further increase the voltage to 2.3V or higher."... Read more...
Over the past few weeks, we've been getting numerous e-mails concerning Podcasting. The digital audio broadcast is a popular way for bloggers to get their voice out, literally. If you interested in setting up your own audio blog, Designtechnica has produced a guide on how to start Podcasting. Enjoy! Frontier Labs NEX 3 MP3 Player Review @ CoolTechZone "From the hard drive based players to flash players, there are literally hundreds of models you can pick from to suit your needs. We are all aware of the regular group of manufacturers that usually hold a large portion of the market share, but can the smaller companies deliver? Frontier Labs, a name not familiar to the majority of us, has introduced... Read more...
Hey folks! Incase you haven't heard the good news, the demo for F.E.A.R. will be released on friday morning. The japanese horror inspired theme, while already been done in the movies, is new to the FPS genre. This, combined with the intense action we've already seen from screenshots and trailers, should make for one hell of a game. AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ CPU: Dual-Core and 64-Bit Go Mass! @ X-Bit Labs "We would like to introduce to you this summer's hit: the new mainstream dual-core processor from AMD. For only $354 you can get yourself two processor cores working at 2GHz frequency and featuring 512KB L2 cache. But is it enough for satisfactory performance results? You can find the answer... Read more...
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