Mushkin Redline VORTEX PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD Launched: Inexpensive Flagship



Mushkin’s lineup of PCIe 4.0 SSDs has largely remained a Phison affair. The Delta collection was primarily based on the Phison E16 and the Gamma on the Phison E18. Lately, the corporate launched a brand new collection of PCIe 4.0 SSDs – the Redline VORTEX. The important thing right here appears to be the utilization of a brand new SSD controller – the Innogrit Rainier IG5236. It seems to be taking on the flagship mantle from the Gamma – besting it in each learn and write random entry IOPS and in addition sequential learn speeds. Nonetheless, not like the Delta and Gamma, which got here to the market in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB flavors, the Redline VORTEX collection has three capability factors – 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. Detailed specs are offered within the desk under.

Mushkin Redline VORTEX SSD Specs
Capability 512 GB 1024 GB 2048 GB
Controller Innogrit IG5236
Type-Issue, Interface Single-Sided M.2-2280, PCIe 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.4
Sequential Learn 6750 MB/s 7430 MB/s 7415 MB/s
Sequential Write 2635 MB/s 5300 MB/s 6800 MB/s
Random Learn IOPS 200K 390K 730K
Random Write IOPS 645K 1085K 1500K
SLC Caching Sure
TCG Opal Encryption No
Guarantee 5 years
Write Endurance 250 TBW

0.27 DWPD
500 TBW

0.27 DWPD
1000 TBW

0.27 DWPD
MSRP $78 (15.23¢/GB) $125 (12.21¢/GB) ??

The SSD adopts a graphene warmth dissipating label for its thermal resolution – typical for the worth level focused. The efficiency numbers (aided by dynamic SLC caching) make it sitable for content material creation and gaming – workloads that usually profit from the capabilities offered by PCIe 4.0 SSDs.

Mushkin is just not the primary to market with the Innogrit Rainier controller. The Patriot Viper VP4300 collection and the ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade have been launched late final 12 months. Whereas the Viper VP4300 is priced fairly excessive, the Mushkin Redline VORTEX manages to undercut the XPG GAMMIX S70 blade by $12 on the 512GB capability level and $5 on the 1TB level (primarily based on present road pricing). The corporate is but to announce availability and pricing for the 2TB SKU. The looks of extra reasonably priced PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs out there is sweet information for customers.