Mushkin Unveiled Worlds First 480GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD)


Mushkin has added a new solid state drive (SSD) to their range this week announcing the creation of the world’s first 480GB mSATA drive. Up until the launch of Mushkin’s 480GB SF-2281 based Atlas mSATA drive, the previous largest drives were 240GB/256GB.

The new Mushkin’s 480GB SF-2281 solid state drive is equipped with Trim, ECC, SATA 6Gbps, and upgradeable firmware, with max read speeds of 540MBps, write speeds 425MBps, with 78K random read IOS and 28K random write IOPS.

Atlas 480GB mSATA

“We’re excited to present our latest Atlas 480GB 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 256GB mSATA barrier.”

Mushkin’s Atlas 480GB mSATA will be arriving in stores in early January 2013 throughout the US and will be priced at $500, with worldwide distribution scheduled for Mid-January. For more information jump over to the Mushkin website for full specifications.

Source: AnandTech : Mushkin