We mentioned back in early December that Mushkin had a new mSATA SSD in the works that was the world’s first 480 GB version using that interface. At the time we knew that drive would be launching sometime this month but we had no specific date. That SSD is now available to purchase.
The drive supports TRIM, ECC, and has user upgradable firmware. The maximum read speed is 540 MB per second with maximum write speed of 425 MB per second. The drive is also capable of 78K random read IOPS.
Random write IOPS is rated for 28K. The drive is available in the US right now via Newegg.com for $499.99. Global availability is set for the end of January.