Your mother might have asked you a million times if you'd jump off a bridge if all your friends turned into a bunch of Lemmings (anyone remember that game?) and started the death parade. Point taken, though it's not always a bad thing to follow in the footsteps of others. Take Mushkin, for example, which just announced its Chronos line of solid state drives built around the same SandForce SF-2281 chipset found in other high-end SSDs.
Armed with the SandForce SF-2281 controller, Mushkin's Chronos line offers up to 560MB/s read and 530MB/s write speeds, with IOPS measuring up to 90,000 with 4K random write transfers. To hit those speeds, Chronos SSDs have to be installed in a SATA 6Gb/s port.
"This new series of SSDs is the latest in Mushkin's long history of solid state storage products. This is an area in which we have made great strides and our Chronos SSD line will continue this tradition. Users who are ready for SATA III now, or are planning to upgrade down the road, will not find a better drive in terms of performance and price," said Brian Flood, Mushkin director of product development.
Mushkin opted not to get specific with pricing, saying only that "Chronos Series SSDs cover the range of price and performance better than any previously released technology." We'll get to put that claim to the test when the Chronos Series ships later this month.