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Mushkin announces world’s first 480gb mSATA SSD

Mushkin announces world’s first 480gb mSATA SSD

Mushkin 480gb mSATA SSD announced

Note: This is not actually the 480gb model, but it IS an Atlas mSATA SSD

Today Mushkin announced a 480gb version of their Atlas mSATA SSD. This makes the tiny mSATA the first in the world to break the 256gb barrier in this form factor.

Specifications provided by Mushkin:

  • SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor with unthrottled IOPS
  • SATA III (6Gb/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 4.85mm)
  • Mini PCIe Interface
  • User-upgradeable firmware
  • RoHS, FCC, CE
  • 3-year limited warranty

Mushkin Product Director Brian Flood says, “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.”

The MSRP is $499, but if you have an Ultrabook, laptop or small form-factor PC with a slot for mSATA, this is an extremely space-efficient way to get a high-capacity SSD into your system.

Release date is January 2013, with no specific date provided yet.

 

Comments

  1. Thrax
    Thrax When you see it...
  2. Siebje
    Siebje Am I the only one who's annoyed by "gb"? What are those? grambits?
  3. MAGIC
    MAGIC
    Am I the only one who's annoyed by "gb"? What are those? grambits?
    Yep, only you.

  4. primesuspect
    primesuspect
    Am I the only one who's annoyed by "gb"? What are those? grambits?
    Actually, they're "GazoongaBits". And yes, you're the only one. Everybody knows what it means.

  5. Thrax
    Thrax He's referring to the semantic difference between gigabits (Gb) and gigabytes (GB), being snarky about the fact that there really is no "gb" as described in the headline.
  6. Winfrey
    Winfrey I love a lady's GazoongaBits
  7. primesuspect
    primesuspect Just for the pedantic neckbeards: I do know the difference between GB and Gb, but I just don't care because everybody knows what we mean when we say 480gb. Let the rage flow through you.
  8. Tushon
    Tushon
    Just for the pedantic neckbeards: I do know the difference between GB and Gb, but I just don't care because everybody knows what we mean when we say 480gb. Let the rage flow through you.
    Thrax doesn't have any hair ... waiitttttt


    :D
  9. Thrax
    Thrax It migrated to my ass and face.

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