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Mushkin Announces World's First 480 GB mSATA Solid-State Drive

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Mushkin, Inc., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announces that the company will begin shipping the world's largest capacity mSATA Solid-State Drive in January 2013. As the latest addition to Mushkin's Atlas family of mSATA drives, the new solid-state drive delivers up a colossal 480 gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity on a single mSATA module.

    "We're excited to present our latest Atlas 480 GB mSATA solid state drive, demonstrating once again Mushkin's consistent ability to combine top performance, functionality, capacity, and low-power innovation," said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin Inc. "Keeping z-height as low as possible and managing to fit eight NAND flash chips and a controller on a mSATA PCB was no easy feat, but now capacity-hungry Ultrabook and notebook users can go beyond the 256 GB mSATA barrier."

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    Specifications:

    - SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor with unthrottled IOPS
    - SATA III (6 Gb/s) interface
    - Supports ATA APM, Security Set, NCQ
    - TRIM support (OS/driver support required)
    - S.M.A.R.T. support
    - Built-in BCH ECC (Up to 55 bits correctable per 512 byte sector)
    - High speed MLC NAND
    - MO-300 (mSATA) form factor (50.80 x 29.85 x 4.85 mm)
    - Mini PCIe Interface
    - User-upgradeable firmware
    - RoHS, FCC, CE
    - 3-year limited warranty

    Mushkin's Atlas 480 GB mSATA solid-state drive (model number MKNSSDAT480GB) is scheduled to be available early January 2013 in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors and Worldwide distribution scheduled for Mid-January 2013. MSRP Mushkin's Atlas 480 GB mSATA is $499.99 USD. Mushkin's Atlas 480 GB mSATA solid-state drive is covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about Mushkin's Atlas mSATA solid-state drives may be found on the company's website at www.mushkin.com.
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    how they stuff all that capacity on there?

    respectable price though
  3. patrico

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    very nice I'll have two please, lol I wish, are you listening santa
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    ooo that will fit neatly under my z77e itx...msata rocks! shame my mobo socket is only sataII..
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    now if they would setup Ultrabooks with two off these mSATA ports so one could use these in RAID-0 :toast:

    also would love to know the read/write speeds :rockout:

    The ones I have used have never had great speeds, like compared to a 3.5" SSD
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    Very nice. I love me some Mushkin products.
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    This would be great for my Asus Eee slate EP121 Core i5 Tablet PC which currently only has a 64GB mSATA SSD. The price is a bit steep though. A standard SATA 480GB SSD might be in the ~$300 range,….
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    price hurts my eyes

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