The new Source family matches its name with a relatively modest performance - but also recommended prices that are at the bottom of the market, to our delight
Despite some gloomy predictions and predictions about the price levels we expect, it seems that there is still hope for my drives SSD Agile that will be cheaper than the familiar price levels that have accompanied us for the past two years, almost unchanged - the American company Mushkin is the one proving it to us now, with the launch of a fresh and interesting budget family.
The new Source drives are based on the current and widespread Silicon Motion SM2258XT, along with memories NAND Three-dimensional TLC configuration, probably from the Micron company, and without memory Dynamic cache in the unit itself (HMB is supported, as a replacement), in order to provide recommended prices from the best we have encountered - in volumes of 120 GB, 250 GB and also 500 GB.
A 120GB hard drive will deliver continuous transfer speeds of up to 510MB per second and random performance of up to 29,000IOPS in read and up to 79,000IOPS in writing, priced at $ 39, a 250GB model will be priced at $ 63 And will provide continuous speeds of up to 560 MB per second combined with up to 54,000 IOS in small random file readings and up to 81,000 IOS in writing, while the 500 GB model will include random performances of up to 75,000 IOS in read and up to 81,000 IOS in writing at $ 110 Only - or about 22 cents per gigabyte of storage (Excluding taxes).
There are only a few models in stores that offer lower practical price levels than those of Source drives, the vast majority of which are based on older and more basic hardware, and if we also consider the potential to find these drives at a price even lower than the recommended value (as often happens in the market ) - After all, we will have a considerable chance here of falling below the threshold of 0.2 cents per gigabyte of storage, Which is rare from our point of view both today and in the not-so-distant past in which the field reached its peak levels in terms of competitiveness.
Versions in the M.2 configuration of the Source drives are expected to hit stores next month (at the same price levels? Only, to be extremely competitive. The drives can be found on Amazon (at this stage without the ability to ship to Israel) and inNewegg, And now remains mainly to keep track of the actual performance and reliability (there is a three-year warranty) will meet expectations.