US manufacturer Mushkin has introduced a new SSD that replaces the previous top model Gamma. The Mushkin Vortex is said to achieve speeds of up to 7,400 MB/s in read and up to 1.5 million IOPS in random write.
Mushkin Vortex unveiled
The new Mushkin Vortex SSD series positions itself at the top of the US manufacturer’s models in terms of speed, which achieved speeds of up to 7,150 MB/s in sequential reads.
The M2.2280 Mushkin Vortex SSD is connected via a new InnoGrit IG5236 controller (compared to the Phison E18 in the case of the Gamma), which results in even higher speeds. The InnoGrit controller is currently also used in the Patriort Viper VP4300, for example.
According to the manufacturer, the Vortex achieves a maximum of up to 7,430 MB/s in sequential read and up to 5,300 MB/s in sequential write. Thus, the write performance is just below that of the Gamma, which reaches a maximum of 5,600 MB/s.
Furthermore, Mushkin promises a value of up to 1.5 million IOPS in random write, depending on the model, but this can’t really be verified then. After all, the technical specifications of the Vortex with 2 TB capacity talk about a maximum of 1.13 million IOPS – which is of course still an excellent value.
Three sizes to choose from
The mean time between failures (MTBF) is 1.5 million hours. However, the speeds also differ depending on the storage capacity of the SSD. Only the 1TB variant achieves 7430 MB/s when reading. The other models have to be content with 7415 MB/s (2 TB) and 6750 MB/s (512 GB). In return, the Vortex with the largest capacity is ahead in sequential writing.
Prices and availability
The Mushkin Vortex M.2 2280 SSDs will initially appear in the US. Here, prices (before taxes) are expected to be around $78 for the 512 GB variant, or $125 for 1 TB capacity. The price for the 2 TB variant is still unknown, as are the release date and prices for the German market.