Mushkin's 480GB mSATA SSD Now Available

Mushkin revealed its 480GB Atlas mSATA SSD a while ago, but it has now officially gone on sale in the US.

The 480GB Atlas mSATA SSD is aimed at consumers who want a high-performance low form factor SSD, and therefore it also has a user-upgradeable firmware. Specifications include a SandForce SF-2281 controller with unthrottled IOPS, a SATA3 (6Gb/s) interface, Security Set and NCQ, TRIM support (OS or driver support required), S.M.A.R.T. support, built-in BCH ECC (up to 55 bits correctable per 512 Byte sector), support for ATA APM, high speed MLC NAND, mSATA form factor (50.80 x 29.85 x 4.85mm), and a mini PCIe interface.

The max read speed is 540MBps, and the max write speed is 425MBps. With 78K random read IOPS and 28K random write IOPS the little SSD shouldn't disappoint for performance either.

Mushkin aims for the drive to be available worldwide by the end of January.

The mSATA 480GB Atlas SSD is covered by a respectable 3 year warranty.

The suggested retail price is $499.99, however, the unit has already seen a street price of $449.99 at Newegg.


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  • jaber2
    over $1/GB not worth it, call me when its below $0.5/GB
  • g00fysmiley
    jaber2over $1/GB not worth it, call me when its below $0.5/GB

    i remember a year ago we were all aiming for the $1 a gig point, they are coing down quite fast, give ti another year i am sure they will drop another 25-30% at least. if you look for a good sale you can get them in the $0.60ish per gig.

    as for this type of drive the idea of a pci dribve like this with that density and speed ... if i had the money to drop on something like an ssd i would love one... just to ahrd to justify for my gaming computer... still want though
  • Estix
    jaber2over $1/GB not worth it, call me when its below $0.5/GB

    I'm not sure how "a street price of $449.99" for a 480GB drive is over $1/GB...