2012 Mushkin Unveils World’s First 480GB mSATA SSD - Mushkin announced on Wednesday the upcoming launch of the “world’s first” mSATA SSD with a 480 GB capability on a single module. It’s the most recent addition to the corporate’s Atlas household of mSATA drives, and is scheduled to be obtainable early January 2013 within the U.S. at select resellers and distributors.
If you’d like an ultra-skinny laptop like an Ultrabook, manufacturers are fairly limited on the parts they will fit inside that slender case. Storage isn’t any exception, with most counting on an mSATA SSD because the extra typical 2.5-inch drives just won’t fit. That also means storage space has been quite restricted to only a couple hundred of gigabytes. Till now, that is.
Although learn/write speeds for the mSATA 480GB model haven’t been formally introduced, the 256GB mannequin achieves 560MB/s reads and 530MB/s writes over a 6Gb/s SATA III connection utilizing a SandForce controller. The 480GB mannequin will at the very least equal these speeds, if not improve on them slightly.
The Atlas ships with TRIM and S.M.A.R.T. assist, comes with a three-12 months restricted warranty, and is predicted to begin delivery by the center of January next year. It’s not at all cheap, though. On its own you’ll be able to anticipate to pay $499.99, in the usthat is, though that price is sure to drop considerably for any producers wanting to ship one inside an Ultrabook. Nonetheless, at around a Rs fifty five per gigabyte for such a speedy drive, it’s nonetheless a really tempting proposition.
Mushkin Unveils World’s First 480GB mSATA SSD Specifications:
- 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