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Mushkin Enhanced MFG has announced its new ALPHA series of high-performance solid-state drives. They are available in 4TB and 8TB capacities.

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The ALPHA series are powered by Phison’s 12 series controller, which is claimed to provide a good balance of performance, capacity, cost, and energy efficiency.

  • Capacities: 4TB and 8TB
  • Max Sequential: 3300MB/s (Read) / 3000MB/s (Write)
  • 4KB Random: 550,000 IOPS (Read) / 680,000 IOPS (Write)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Dimensions: 22mm x 80mm X 2.25mm
  • Warranty: 3 Year Limited Warranty

The drives have a maximum sequential read speed of 3300MB/s, and a maximum sequential write speed of 3000MB/s.

These look like a great option for placing in small NVMe bus-powered enclosures such as the OWC Envoy Express. Even though most bus-powered NVMe enclosures can’t offer you the sort of read and write speeds that the ALPHA is capable of, having 8TB of fast storage in a tiny enclosure is great for remote laptop editing.

ALPHA Specifications

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Price & Availability

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The drives are the following prices:

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