Mushkin Delta 4Tb SSD technical review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

Mushkin's Delta use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 computer expansion bus standard. Detailed characteristics of this SSD here.

Mushkin Delta 4Tb SSD technical review

Mushkin's 4Tb Delta is powered by Phison E16 controller. The Delta comes equipped with 3D Nand memory. SSD besides, available in 2 Tb and 1 Tb capacities.

Performance and benchmarks

Internal SSD works on PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 interface with read speeds 4900 Mbps, and maximum write speeds equals to 3900 MB/s. Delta has IOPS 700000 on reading and 650000 on writing operations.

Endurance and warranty

Mushkin provide 5-year warranty limited by 800 Total Bytes Written. The Delta has 1.8 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 4 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison E16
Memory type 3D Nand
DRAM n/a
Read speed (Mb/s) 4900
Write speed (Mb/s) 3900
Read IOPS 700000
Write IOPS 650000
Endurance (TBW) 800
MTBF (million hours) 1.8
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

Mushkin Delta 4Tb may work on PCIe Gen4 that is undoubtedly faster than PCIe 3.0. The maximum write speed is 3900 Mb/s, that is slower than has most of rivals. The drive provide possibility to write 800 TBW, that is poor compared to rivals. When everything is weighed in the balance, Mushkin Delta 4Tb is a well-balanced NVMe SSD.

+ Pros

  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity

- Cons

  • Slow writing speed
  • Writing speed

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FAQ

The Delta 4Tb has no DRAM or data about it is not known. Dynamic Random-Access Memory makes drive faster, but also more expensive.

The Delta 4Tb due to the high density of memory chips require the installation of extra heat sink. It would reduce temperature of the controller and memory. Some laptops or motherboards from the factory has thermal pads below or above the SSD to improve productivity during heavy loads.

The Mushkin Delta 4Tb has maximum write speed 3900 Mb per second, maximum read speed 4900 Mbps. NVMe operate on Phison E16 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 interface standard. The memory type is 3D Nand.
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