Mushkin Gamma 1Tb SSD detailed review

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Raymond Chen

What memory type installed in Gamma (1Tb) produced by Mushkin and extra specs read below on this site.

Mushkin Gamma 1Tb SSD detailed review

Mushkin's 1Tb Gamma use Phison PS5018 E18. The NVMe storing a data location map on Dynamic-Random Access Memory SK Hynix 2GB DDR4 to run a games faster. The Gamma comes equipped with Micron 3D TLC flash memory. NVMe SSD also available in 2 Tb capacity.

Performance and benchmarks

NVMe SSD use PCIe M.2 4.0 x 4 interface with maximum write speeds 6800 Mbps, and maximum read speeds 7100 Mbps. Gamma has IOPS 630000 on writing and 640000 on reading operations per second.

Endurance and warranty

Mushkin provide 5 years of warranty limited by 1400 TBW. The Gamma has 1.6 million hours mean time between failure.

Specs

Category Value
Capacity 1 Tb
Interface M.2 4.0 x 4
Controller Phison PS5018 E18
Memory type Micron 3D TLC
DRAM SK Hynix 2GB DDR4
Read speed (Mb/s) 7100
Write speed (Mb/s) 6800
Read IOPS 640000
Write IOPS 630000
Endurance (TBW) 1400
MTBF (million hours) 1.6
Warranty (years) 5

Conclusion

Gamma (1Tb) produced by Mushkin use PCIe 4.0 that is undoubtedly faster than PCIe 3. The maximum write speed is 6800 Mb/s, that is faster than has most of competitors. The drive can write 1400 TBW, that is pretty good compared to competitors. When everything is weighed in the balance, our site recommend to have Mushkin Gamma 1Tb for your PC.

+ Pros

  • Excellent writing speed
  • PCIe 4.0
  • Capacity
  • Endurance

- Cons

  • None

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FAQ

The Mushkin Gamma has SK Hynix 2GB DDR4. Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) makes SSD faster, but also more expensive.

The Mushkin Gamma 1Tb due to the low density of memory chips may operate with no additional heat sinks. Some motherboards already has additional cooling above and below the drive for improving productivity during heavy loads.

The Mushkin Gamma has sequential write speed 6800 Mbps, sequential read speed 7100 Mb/s. SSD run on Phison PS5018 E18 controller and M.2 4.0 x 4 high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard. The memory type is Micron 3D TLC.
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