Mushkin's SSD comes in a small black package full of understatement. Important product specs like "Deluxe" and "60 GB" are easily visible on the front.
You will receive:
- The SSD
- Mounting screws
- 2.5" to 3.5" mounting adapter
The drive conforms to the dimensions set forth by the 2.5" form factor. Unlike many other SSDs, the Mushkin Callisto comes in a rugged metal casing that feels extremely solid and high quality.
Like all other Sandforce drives, the Callisto Deluxe uses a SATA II (3 Gb/s) interface which is able to handle speeds of up to 300 MB/s. It is compatible with any other SATA standard.
Mushkin is using 16 flash chips and the Sandforce flash controller, which is located in the middle of the PCB. An additional DRAM cache chip, like other SSDs use for additional caching, is not available.
As controller the well-known Sandforce SF-1222 is used.
The flash chips are made by Intel and have a capacity of 8 GB each, they are made on Intel's 34 nm process node.