Muskin announces Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSDs with Quad SF controllers

Muskin today announced their Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD series with four SandForce controllers. Mushkin claims amazing write and read speeds, sequential read speeds are up to 2150 MB/s and sequential writes up to 2000 MB/s. This is achieved by using four LSI Sandforce SF-2881 working together as one single virtual disk.

Mushkin specifies maximum  random read speeds at 87,000 IOPS and random write speeds at 107,000 IOPS.  These specifications are all for the 1920 GB drive, performance goes slightly down with smaller capacities.  Other available capacities are  240, 480 and 960 GB.   Mushkin is specifically targeting creators of digital effects which according to the company will appreciate the speed and capacity.

The drives come with a three year warranty and while official prices are not available, we estimate that prices range from $500,- to $1200,- depending on the capacity.