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Mushkin Enhanced MKNP44SC480GB-DX 480GB PCI Express x8 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Chad P.
  • 5/15/2015 6:44:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsFast Reliable and easy to setup

Pros: I actually read about compatibility and checked into it 1st. Then I read about the product and what kind of power connectors it used. Therefore unlike the other "reviews" it worked perfectly without flaw. Hmm what were their problems again? Their own. That's right.

Cons: Gets a touch warmer then I would like.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.
We appreciate your feedback and support!

- Mushkin Customer Support Team

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  • craig s.
  • 5/1/2015 11:26:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIncompatible

Pros: None

Cons: Incompatible with Gigabyte MB. When the card is installed the bios/setup is inaccessible. Mushkin tech support's answer was to issue RMA for a replacement and not address compatibility issue. Since the card has no return for refund it is too dangerous to recommend buying and then finding out if you can use it.

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  • Marc M.
  • 3/6/2015 3:49:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFAST...expensive

Pros: Very fast, Easy to install - recognized natively by Windows 8.1 and 10TP with no extra drivers

Cons: Boot takes FOREVER, Expensive - in $/GB it's expensive, standard performance SSD's in RAID0 might be more cost effective, Random read/write performance not as ridiculously fast

Other Thoughts: This thing is fast, make no mistake. With Crystal Disk Mark I'm getting sequential reads of 1208 MB/s and sequential writes of 747 MB/s. Not as fast as what's published, but supposedly there is a difference between ATTO and Crystal Disk Mark. However, I think if I had 2 or 3 Samsung 850 EVO's in RAID0, I might achieve similar results for less price. I also bought a Samsung EVO in the same purchase and put it in my AIO with only one disk slot, and benched both the Scorpion and the Samsung 850 (512GB). My results (Scorpion vs. Samsung 850EVO - note they are on different computers but both Win 10TP)

Sequential Read: 1208 versus 512
Sequential Write: 747 vs. 499
Random Read (512): 900 vs. 414
Random Write (512): 636 vs. 398
Random Read 4KB (QD=1): 20 vs. 32
Random Write 4KB (QD=1): 60 vs. 56
Random Read 4KB (QD32): 333 vs. 286
Random Write 4KB (QD32): 365 vs. 235

Don't expect lightening boot times - the BIOS on this thing takes forever to initialize - as in 30-60 seconds. I need to dig in exactly why, maybe there is a fast boot option. This doesn't bother me so much though, since my workstation is almost always on so I don't generally reboot often.

It's a tough time to buy performance SSD's, I suspect NVMe drives will blow this thing away in random r/w performance, but it's still unknown and the 1 or 2 drives that exist today are hyper expensive.

Yes, it does require a SATA power cable, but really, if that's your main gripe then you shouldn't be building workstations.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.
We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • jerry b.
  • 1/21/2015 9:18:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsExternal SATA power required

Pros: None... Complete lack of accurate specs on Mushing web site about compatibility requirements.

Cons: I carefully researched this item, but only on upon installation did I discover that an external SATA power connector is required to make this PCI express card work. This is NOT compatible with my 1U rack system, as there are No SATA power connectors (only a SAS backplane with proprietary connectors).

Other Thoughts: Tread carefully. Unusable, and tech support from mushkin is gruff. Don't buy this if you don't have spare SATA power connectors.... There are many other similar products that don't have this odd requirement.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

I appreciate your comments and feedback. I went ahead and contacted our technician who handles product descriptions on our website. We will see to it that changes are made so it will be clearer for our customers.

Please don't hesitate to contact our support team for any further questions.
Our support hours are Monday through Friday 8am-6pm. You can email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868.

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