Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday January 09, 2016

Mushkin Previews $500 4TB SSD

Is there anyone who thinks this isn’t a pretty good deal?

How do you increase drive capacity further when your controller tops out at 2TB? By using JBOD. To construct a 4TB drive, Mushkin is basically putting two Reactor 2TB SSDs on a single PCB. Those drives are then joined into a JBOD with a separate controller. This dual-drive solution will function as a single volume, but spanning drives isn't without its costs. Mushkin tells us to expect random read and write performance of about 10K IOPS.