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Mushkin showcases first M.2 PCIe Helix Series SSDs

Mushkin's 2017 lineup includes performance-driven storage like 2TB PCIe M.2 SSDs with 3D MLC flash memory.

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Derek Strickland
Published Tue, Jan 10 2017 11:26 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

CES 2017 - Mushkin's 2017 storage lineup is pretty beefy, featuring a myriad of SSDs and flash memory to suit the needs of all consumers, from enterprise-grade PCIe M.2 solutions to SATA III drives with 3D flash memory.

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Mushkin's new storage fleet includes its first-ever M.2 PCIe 3 SSD lineup, the Helix Series. The Helix SSDs feature up to 2TB of 3D MLC flash memory that leverages the M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 protocol to hit blazing fast 2.5GB/sec read speeds and 1.1GB/sec write speeds. The Helix line features a reliable 1 million MTBF rating, and is built on a Silicon Motions SM2260 SSD processor.

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The fleet also includes some familiar hardware that's been upgraded with high-end 3D NAND stacked flash memory for expanded capacities and performance. Mushkin's REACTOR and TRIACTOR SSDs now have stacked 3D MLC and 3D TLC flash memory, respectively, and have been rebranded as the REACTOR ARMOR3D and TRIACTOR 3D. Both of these SSDs use the SATA III 6Gbs protocol to deliver 565MB/sec reads and 525MB/sec writes, with the TRIACTOR hitting 520MB/sec writes.

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Check below for a full catalog of Mushkin's 2017 storage lineup, including specifications and more. For even more information on Mushkin's offerings, check out the official press release.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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