If you don't follow the SSD market like a hawk you may have missed Mushkin's recent rise to fame. Mushkin was the first SSD maker to announce, release, ship, and sell an extended capacity SandForce SF-1200 based SSD. At the same time I was writing about OCZ's Vertex 2 E, one of only a few in the country, Mushkin already had drives at Newegg and selling them at prices lower than anyone else's pre-MP2 releases.
When it comes to pricing Mushkin has been fighting very hard to keep their Callisto line of SSDs at a price point that is lower than others. That isn't an easy thing to do for a long period of time since companies like G.Skill and OCZ are also looking to position themselves on the same pedestal. The pricing game ends up being a revolving door with everyone trying to be the one standing in the light and Mushkin is starting to get a tan from being in that position quite often.
Mushkin entered the SSD market at the tail end of the Indilinx Barefoot Era. Their entry, called the Io, was a solid performer but gained little attention and market share since it didn't make the review rounds. By the time it was released, some companies were already on their second and third revision of Barefoot controlled drives. With the Io as a beta test for Mushkin's entry to the SSD market they turned their attention to the SandForce line called Callisto.
Like everyone else, Mushkin released the Callisto in the typical 50, 100 and 200GB capacity. At that time, SandForce played a game of favoritism and allowed OCZ run solo with the high IOPS programming. Mushkin held their line and played the waiting game for MP2. Now that MP2 is common stock, Mushkin released their extended capacity Callisto Deluxe drive and tossed in a heavy dose of high IOPS programming.
Today we will be looking at Mushkin's 120GB Callisto Deluxe that should offer, as the product name suggests, performance straight from the stars. It just so happens that Mushkin now has their foot in the revolving door and the Deluxe pricing is putting on sunscreen for its time in the sun.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Crytek starts sign-ups for Hunt: Showdown closed Alpha
- Windows 10 updates fix bricked AMD-powered PCs
- Activision CEO to leave company
- AI could one day fuel in-game microtransactions
- Playground Games making new Fable, sources say
- The GIGABYTE Z370N WIFI (Intel Z370) Motherboard Review
- noblechairs ICON Series Real Leather Gaming Chair Review
- GIGABYTE X299 Designare EX (Intel X299) Motherboard Review
- Realtek sound not working all of a sudden
- Intel Z370 Motherboard Buyer's Guide
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit
- Colorful Announces iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X Top
- Gainward Announces its GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series