The release of a new line of 2.5" SATA SSDs isn't breaking news anymore, unless they offer something new, which the Mushkin Source line does. The MSRP of these new drives are 120 GB for $36, 250 GB for $49, 500 GB for $81 and 1 TB for $158; which puts an SSD within reach of just about any budget; though it falls short of complying with Ryan's Law. Part of the reason for this pricing is the lack of a DRAM cache which slows random writes and creates read latency but overall you can't argue with the value of these drives.
"With just 16 cents per GB, or $81 for the tested 500 GB version, the Mushkin Source is among the most affordable SSDs on the market. It is a DRAM-less design, which means some compromises have to be expected in terms of performance. Our review of the Mushkin Source 500 GB looks exactly into that."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Samsung SSD 970 PRO @ Becnhmark Reviews
- Gigabyte UD PRO 512GB @ Modders-Inc
- Samsung X5 Portable SSD @ Guru of 3D
- Samsung's Portable SSD X5 @ The Tech Report
- QNAP TVS-873E-4G NAS @ NikKTech
- Asustor AS4004T 10 Gigabit Consumer NAS @ Guru of 3D