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Promoted 02-28-2016 by persian_mafia at 05:45 PM View Original Post
Newegg has select Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" TLC Solid State Drives SSDs on sale. Shipping is free. Thanks longmanj9

Available options:
  • 240GB (MKNSSDE3240GB) $64.99
  • 480GB (MKNSSDE3480GB) $109.99 -> now $119.99
Newegg via eBay has select Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 2.5" TLC Solid State Drives SSDs on sale. Shipping is free.

Available options:
  • 240GB (MKNSSDE3240GB) $64.99
  • 480GB (MKNSSDE3480GB) $109.99 -> now $119.99
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Since they're so new, there are zero reviews out on these drives right now, but going by the specs there's a notable bump in write performance.


For reference, check this comparison: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comp...78vsm37833

The ECO3 will probably compare about the same except with better sequential and random writes (and slightly better mixed IO). It's not really easy to compare when there haven't been any user benchmarks for the new drive, so this is just speculation on my part.

So you have better performance, and considering Mushkin has had issues in the past with drives dying within half a year, you also paid for peace of mind with the Samsung. Also, if your SSD is going into a laptop, your battery life is better off with the 850 Pro, which is pretty power efficient by comparison.

Newegg lists the ECO3 controller as the SM2246EN, but Mushkin states it is the newer SM2256 [poweredbymushkin.com]. Here's a review on the controller: http://www.anandtech.com/show/916...r-everyone

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that 8x eBay bucks still on?

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I wonder how these compare to ECO2? If the performance isn't any better, I would rather get a 512GB ECO2 [newegg.com] for only $10 more, simply for it's larger capacity.
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According to the Newegg specs page, the ECO3 is faster overall.
Looks like it draws slightly less power too. Negligible difference though I'd say.
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how do these compare to the samsung 850 pro SSDs?

I paid $100 for the 256gig version a few months ago... but now mushkin (I like the brand & use their RAM sticks currently) is around $65... should I feel like a fool for overpaying or is there a good (reliability/performance) reason for the price difference?
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Niceļ¼Œ thank you
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Darn, just bought an Eco 2 earlier this week. oh well
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Quote from deelseaker View Post :
I wonder how these compare to ECO2? If the performance isn't any better, I would rather get a 512GB ECO2 [newegg.com] for only $10 more, simply for its larger capacity.
Since they're so new, there are zero reviews out on these drives right now, but going by the specs there's a notable bump in write performance.

Quote from SDRox2008 View Post :
how do these compare to the samsung 850 pro SSDs?

I paid $100 for the 256gig version a few months ago... but now mushkin (I like the brand & use their RAM sticks currently) is around $65... should I feel like a fool for overpaying or is there a good (reliability/performance) reason for the price difference?
For reference, check this comparison: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Comp...78vsm37833

The ECO3 will probably compare about the same except with better sequential and random writes (and slightly better mixed IO). It's not really easy to compare when there haven't been any user benchmarks for the new drive, so this is just speculation on my part.

So you have better performance, and considering Mushkin has had issues in the past with drives dying within half a year, you also paid for peace of mind with the Samsung. Also, if your SSD is going into a laptop, your battery life is better off with the 850 Pro, which is pretty power efficient by comparison.

Newegg lists the ECO3 controller as the SM2246EN, but Mushkin states it is the newer SM2256 [poweredbymushkin.com]. Here's a review on the controller: http://www.anandtech.com/show/916...r-everyone
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Quote from roy_gallant View Post :
Since they're so new, there are zero reviews out on these drives right now, but going by the specs there's a notable bump in write performance.
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Here's a review on the controller: http://www.anandtech.com/show/916...r-everyone
Yeah, that's why I am thinking the 512GB ECO2 is still a better value if I were buying a 500GB-ish SSD today. Plus, the $110 price point seems to be the regular price for this particular drive, which is another reason not to rush into it.
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Yeah, that's why I am thinking the 512GB ECO2 is still a better value if I were buying a 500GB-ish SSD today. Plus, the $110 price point seems to be the regular price for this particular drive, which is another reason not to rush into it.
512 at $120 is 23 cents per GB
480 at $110 is 22 cents per GB
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How does this compare to the Sandisk X300 that I just bought?
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Good brand? I've never heard of Mushkin outside of SD
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Good brand? I've never heard of Mushkin outside of SD
Mushkin has been around for at least 20 years.They used to be (and may still be) *THE* memory brand for overclockers, but I didn't know they made SSDs either.

It's been a loooooong time since I've had anything from Mushkin, but if I were in the market for an inexpensive SSD, I wouldn't have any concerns about this one... after a few reviews were out.
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