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Mushkin Ships Sandforce SF-1200-powered SSDs

Memory maker Mushkin today released its new solid state drive series, called Callisto.

Packing the speedy Sandforce SF-1200 controller, the Callisto SSDs can hit read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to 275MB/s.

The Callisto Solid State Drive is available immediately online at the Mushkin Enhanced website and is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Part Numbers:Web Price
MKNSSDCL60GB – 60GB Callisto SSD$218.49
MKNSSDCL120GB – 120GB Callisto SSD$369.99
MKNSSDCL240GB – 240GB Callisto SSD$666.49
  • amnotanoobie
    Really fast, but still out of my budget.
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  • shin0bi272
    Dont get me wrong here Im glad to see new players in the SSD market but both of the articles on SSD's today have been for rather expensive ones. Can we get some good performance SSD's maybe on a sandforce controller that are under 150 bucks for a 60gb? competition is supposed to lower prices not have everyone introducing their stuff at the same price point... Some one has to be able to do this at least a LITTLE cheaper right? I mean Come ONNN Mushkin and corsair and samsung you guys MAKE memory chips for PCs its not like you dont have them already... youre not breaking a lot of ground here.

    WD 64gb ssd $169 free shipping - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250001

    corsair 64gb ssd $179 w/2 dollar shipping - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233092

    Kingston ssdnow V+ 189 with free shipping - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139112

    I know these arent using the sandforce chips but still dont you think we can get a big memory company like mushkin or corsair to help get the prices of these things down?
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  • sicpric
    You would think these new SSDs would be Sata III but no...
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  • curnel_D
    sicpricYou would think these new SSDs would be Sata III but no...What the hell do you need Sata III for? These things are fast as hell, and still don't even max out Sata II's sustained 300mb bandwidth. Sata III would only make them MORE un-affordable.
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  • house70
    Still too expensive.
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  • balister
    9207263 said:
    What the hell do you need Sata III for? These things are fast as hell, and still don't even max out Sata II's sustained 300mb bandwidth. Sata III would only make them MORE un-affordable.

    Because 300 MBps will max out SATAII. That's why you need SATA 3 now on SSDs.
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  • JackNaylorPE
    Curnel_DWhat the hell do you need Sata III for?
    1. I notice even in Hard Drives w/ the same platter and heads.... in a SATA III configuration, there is some improvement, mostly it appears due to cache transfers being able to take advantage of the extra bandwidth.

    2. Why use one storage medium, when you can use two ? Many people still want to use RAID 0 and for about 5% of them, it has real tangible benefits.

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  • falchard
    Its a bit cheaper then other SSDs at this speed.
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  • Yuka
    We need another SSD benchmarking round goodness, Toms! Pretty please? 8)

    Cheers!
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  • vvhocare5
    Mmmmmmm - 2 of the 60G drives in RAID0 - now thats tasty, and not too expensive... Much faster than my Intel 160G drives - and cheaper...
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