All aboard the press release train and up next is Mushkin, launching their new range of ProSpec Enterprise SSDs based on the SandForce SF-2582 controller.  Available in capacities from 100GB to 480GB, these drives are 128-bit AES hardware encrypted and implement Mushkin’s Power Safe Technology designed to provide enhanced power-loss data protection through hardware and firmware based features.

Mushkin ProSpec Enterprise SSDs
  100GB 200GB 300GB 400GB
Read Speed 555 MB/s 560 MB/s 540 MB/s 540 MB/s
Write Speed 525 MB/s 530 MB/s 460 MB/s 460 MB/s
Controller SF-2582 SF-2582 SF-2582 SF-2582
Interface SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps SATA 6 Gbps
IOPS 80K 80K 42K 42K
MTBF 2m hr 2m hr 2m hr 2m hr

It seems a little odd for an Enterprise SSD to have only a three year warranty, and then decrease in IOPS as the size gets bigger.  The sizes are most likely 128GB, 256GB, 384GB and 512GB each with 28% over provisioning, which is at least inline with standard enterprise products. Nevertheless, if we get one in to test, we will test it!  Prices and release dates are as yet unannounced.

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  • Pessimism - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    The words "Pro" and "Sandforce" are mutually exclusive to me. Bug ridden, poorly tested controllers.
  • Sivar - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Keep in mind that this is a new Sandforce controller, and that Sandforce is owned by LSI (now Avago), which makes nearly every RAID controller in servers these days. They know "pro" and "enterprise".
    We'll see, of course, how they actually perform when they've been in the wild for a few years.
  • haukionkannel - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    Indeed! The problem with sandforce was that they did not have enough manpower to test their product properly. And Avago on the other hand can not affort to test their products poorly. The hardware with Sandforse has been really good and now with much better quality controll these can be really good... the downside will be that these will be expensive... maybe too expensive. Who knows.
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - link

    This is not the new SF-3700 series controller, but an older SF-2582.
  • Galatian - Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - link

    I thought the "perception" of Sandforce having bad controllers, came from their use in OCZ drives?

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