This year at CES Mushkin introduced their upcoming lane of SSDs called the Striker. Up until now, most of their SSDs have been in the Chronos product line. A change in name along with performance improvements are welcomed. The Striker series of SSDs run a quad core 8 channel Phison controller with Micron's 16nm 128Gbit MLC NAND. In the case of our sample, it has an impressive 480GBs of storage. They suggest that the drive will have read speeds up to 565MB/sec and write speeds up to 550MB/sec so today I am going to put it through our benchmark suite and find out if that is really the case. Before then though I am also going to dig inside and see what is inside as well. Enjoy!

Product Name: Mushkin Striker 480GB

Review Sample Provided by: Mushkin

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes






7mm x 69.85mm x 100mm

Temp. Range


Read Speed

up to 565MB/sec

Write Speed

up to 550MB/sec


2 million hours


Phison PS3110-S10

Interface Type

SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)


3 years limited


88,000/91,000 (4K random read/write)


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36464 20 Mar 2015 23:47
I think some of you guys will appreciate that starting today and leading up until just after the LAN I will be publishing almost all SSD reviews. It wasn't planned out, but it does have a LanOC STORRAGE feel to it.

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