Mushkin has been no stranger to SSDs since the introduction of the Callisto way back in 2010, and once again it looks to be updating its product portfolio. Gone are the days of 2nd Gen SandForce; instead, Mushkin is adopting the new Phison S10 controller. The Phison S10 is a quad-core, 8-channel chip that makes use of MLC NAND and the SATA 3.0 interface.
Mushkin quotes the Striker with read and write throughput of up to 565MB/s and 550MB/s, respectively, with random 4K performance of a not-too-shabby 90,000 IOPS. Drives will launch in 240, 480, and 960GB capacities within the next month or so. Other standard fare is AES 256-bit encryption, DEVSLP support for ultra-low power consumption and 120 bit per 2KB ECC handling.
Unfortunately, pricing is not yet known but we expect prices to slot in somewhere between $0.50-60 per GB. The Mushkin Striker looks to be an all-around capable drive that covers all the needed bases for a modern SSD. Depending on warranty and price, with its strong performance it could prove to be an attractive new option in the SSD market.