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Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs pack a huge 8TB with 3.3GB/sec speeds

Mushkin's new Alpha series brings massive 8TB capacities to high-performance PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSDs capable of hitting 3.3GB/sec.

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Storage-maker Muskin just launched a new line of high-performance SSDs that pack a whopping 8TB of storage.

Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs pack a huge 8TB with 3.3GB/sec speeds 888

Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs hits up to 3.3GB/sec sequential reads and 3GB/sec sequential write speeds, and comes in two massive 4TB and 8TB capacities. There's some huge price tags to match: the 4TB model costs $649 whereas the 8TB will set you back $1,299.

The Alpha series use Phison's powerful 12-channel E12 memory controller on PCIe Gen3x4, complete with QLC 3D NAND--possibly Micron's 96-layer QLC memory.

The Alpha SSDs are meant for high-end and demanding enterprise-level storage, whether it be cloud operations or computation. The drives are ultra-durable and are rated for 900TB of data written, and also come with Mushkin's MEDS data protection suite.

Check below for more specs and details:

  • Capacities: 4TB and 8TB M.2 (2280) PCIe 3 x4 NVM Express 1.3 SSD
  • Max Sequential: 3300MB/s (Read) / 3000MB/s (Write)
  • 4KB Random: 550,000 IOPS (Read) / 680,000 IOPS (Write)
  • Operating Temperature: 0C to 70C
  • Storage Temperature: -40C to 85C
  • Phison Controller: E125
  • Dimensions: 22mm x 80mm X 2.25mm
  • Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty
Mushkin's new Alpha series SSDs pack a huge 8TB with 3.3GB/sec speeds 87


The Mushkin ALPHA series is not just another SSD. It's a perfect example of how there can never be too much of a good thing. With l large capacity, quicker load times and blazing fast transfer speeds the Mushkin ALPHA teams up with your PC and takes you to the next level of performance and moves beyond the standard.

MEDS (Mushkin Enhanced Data-protection Suite)

  • Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) ECC: Provides the most-powerful data correction level in use today
  • End-to-end data path protection
  • Advanced Wear Leveling, Bad Block Management, and Over-Provision.
  • SmartECC- and SmartRefresh
  • Global wear-leveling evens program/erase counts across data blocks to extend lifespan
  • Power Management Support for APST / ASPM / L1.2.
  • FCC, RoHS, FCC, CE and VCCI compliant.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. 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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