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." 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.