Image: Mushkin Enhanced

Mushkin Enhanced’s Source HC 16 TB SSD has begun showing up at select retailers such as Newegg. The SSD isn’t exactly a bargain at $2,599.99, but it seems like an exciting prospect for richer gamers who have dreamed about storing their entire Steam libraries on a single SSD. The drive could also be a tantalizing option for users who are slowly being driven insane by the noise of the spinning disks in their home media servers and are desperate enough to pay big bucks for silence.

Peak performance is obviously not the main selling point of Mushkin’s TLC-based Source HC 16 TB SSD, but the SATA drive does offer max sequential read and write speeds of up to 555 MB/s and 535 MB/s, respectively, which should be adequate for general media access. It is rated for 11,375 TBW and features a MTBF of 1,500,000 hours.

Mushkin Enhanced Source HC 16 TB SSD Key Specifications


BrandMushkin Enhanced
SeriesSource HC
Type7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used ForConsumer


Form Factor2.5″
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
ControllerPhison S12


Max Sequential ReadUp to 555MB/s
Max Sequential WriteUp to 535MB/s
4KB Random ReadUp to 97,000
4KB Random WriteUp to 89,000
Seek Time<0.1ms
MTBF1,500,000 hours

From Mushkin’s marketing sheet:

The SOURCE HC is the next chapter of the SOURCE series of SSDs. Designed for PC enthusiasts and power users alike the SOURCE HC pushes the limits of SATA 3 performance and reaches capacities of up to 16TB in a 2.5″ form factor.

Engineered with the some level of quality and durability that our consumers have enjoyed for over 25 years the Source HC delivers exceptional performance and capacities at an incredible value. Featuring Phison’s S12 controller the Source HC holds nothing back. Offering improved endurance, reliability, and superior performance for high-end computing applications like gaming, HD media playback, or creative software.

Mushkin’s Enhanced Source SSDs are also available in 4 TB and 8 TB capacities for $499.99 and $1,099,99, respectively. They feature an enhanced data protection suite that includes built-in LDPC ECC for data correction, wear-leveling for longer lifespan, and SLC caching for accelerated burst performance.

Source: Mushkin

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  1. Hmm

    Headline says 16TB, pic says 1TB

    I mean, I’m sure it wouldn’t look much different with a 6 in there, but they should at least have a pic of the actual product.

  2. SATA though…

    If you have to go SATA you’d be much better off RAID:ing a bunch of smaller disks to help overcome the 6gbit limitation of SATA. Even with a redundant drive in there to help avoid striping failures I bet it would still be price competitive, because a 16TB drive is going to be [I]expensive[/I]

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