MSI Enters SSD Business with Reflex Series

131a MSI Enters SSD Business with Reflex Series

After some more than decent motherboards and graphics cards, MSI is readying its newest product line that is closely tied to the PC enthusiast community, high-performance solid-state drives. Pictures of its Reflex series of client SSDs were leaked to the media. 

After some more than decent motherboards and graphics cards, MSI is readying its newest product line that is closely tied to the PC enthusiast community, high-performance solid-state drives. A picture and data-sheet of its Reflex series of client SSDs were leaked to the media.

131a MSI Enters SSD Business with Reflex Series

MSI is using the trusty LSI-SandForce SF-2281 controller to drive its Reflex series, along with conventional synchronous NAND flash memory. The drive will be available in three models, 60 GB RX-60, 120 GB RX-120, and 240 GB RX-240. The three come with different performance numbers from each other. 

The RX-60 offers up to 525 MB/s sequential reads, up to 495 MB/s sequential writes, and up to 85,000 IOPS 4K random writes; the RX-120 comes with slightly higher numbers of up to 550 MB/s sequential reads, up to 515 MB/s sequential writes, and up to 90,000 IOPS 4K random writes; with the series being topped by RX-240, and its 560 MB/s sequential reads, up to 525 MB/s sequential writes, and up to 90,000 IOPS 4K random write performance. 

Being SF-2281 driven, the Reflex series has a conventional feature-set that includes TRIM, NCQ, and AES-128 native encryption. Expect pricing that's typical for similarly configured drives. Availability information is awaited.

Source: Inside Industry News

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