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CES 2015: Mushkin Launches STRIKER SSD and Previews M.2, PCIe Drives

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Mushkin has been busy this year putting together a new line of solid state drives and high-end DDR4 memory kits. That's not all, they have plans to launch M.2 and PCIe storage devices in the next few months to really round out their family of products.

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ATMINSIDE

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Looking forward to that Scorpion XC, that's a killer $/GB for PCIe!
 

HankB

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I wonder if the M.2 cards support PCIe. From The Book of Knowledge I read
The M.2 specification provides four PCI Express lanes and one SATA 3.0 (6 Gbit/s) port, exposed through the same connector, allowing use of both PCI Express and SATA storage devices in form of M.2 cards
but I didn't read on to see if that is required or just possible.

The reason I ask is that I recently bought a half TB SSD and was astounded by the size:
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My first thought was that this has to be the way of the future for laptops (and servers?) where space is at a premium. However if PCIe cards are available in a similar form factor and price, they might fill that niche.
 

ATMINSIDE

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In SFF laptops and such (think ultrabook) they actually solder the SSD to the mainboard to save even MORE space
 

nstgc

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i don't need blazing speed from a single drive. Give me a RAID and some nice slow-ish enterprise SSDs with their 1 data error in 10^17 bit reads.

That said, I recently purchased a mSATA M550, for my laptop (my desktop gets the good, albeit slow, stuff), and when I saw how small the thing was, and though just how fast and large the storage was, my mind was blown. I know many people here are older than I am, but I build my first computer about 13 years ago and my first hard drives were a quad of 80GB PATA HDDs. Those four drives in a RAID0 (because I was young and stupid) might have had a top speed of 200MBps -- MAYBE -- and they held about as much data as the tiny thing in my palm.