Mushkin’s Gamma is a fast PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD NVMe that undercuts the best in price, while providing solid performance and hardware encryption support for those who need the added data defense.
Mushkin has launched a few new Greek-inspired SSDs as of late, including the Alpha, Delta, and Gamma. Today, we are looking at the best of these, which somewhat counterintuitively is the Mushkin Gamma. Powered by Phison’s E18 NVMe SSD controller, Mushkin’s Gamma can deliver speeds of over 7GBps and is priced a bit less than that of similar SSDs, making it a fairly good value for those on the hunt for fast storage.
We’ve known Mushkin to be a fan of Silicon Motion controllers over the years, releasing affordable SATA SSDs to bleeding-edge NVMe drives, capable of multi-gigabyte speeds. However, since our last review of a Mushkin SSD, the company has jumped ship from Silicon Motion and is now working with Phison to develop its latest SSDs. Why switch to another SSD controller manufacturer when Silicon Motion’s controllers treated Mushkin so well? The answer is simple: performance capability and availability.