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Mushkin Announces SandForce Callisto Deluxe SSD

Mushkin Enhanced has announced a new line of solid state drive series called the Callisto deluxe.

The Callisto deluxe sports the Sandforce SF-1200 controller, which helps the drive hit read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to 275MB/s. The Callisto deluxe Solid State Drive is available immediately online at the Mushkin Enhanced website as well as our other online partners, and is backed by a 3-year warranty and an industry-leading support staff.

The Callisto deluxe Series offers new improvements that increase the drives' IOPS (input/output operations per second) to up to 50,000.

Part Numbers:

  • MKNSSDCL60GB-DX - 60GB Callisto deluxe SSD - Web Price:   $180.00
  • MKNSSDCL120GB-DX - 120GB Callisto deluxe SSD - Web Price:   $329.99
  • MKNSSDCL240GB-DX - 240GB Callisto deluxe SSD - Web Price:   $649.99
  • meat81
    Glad these are getting faster but they keep re-introducing new tech in these SSD's that keeps the pricing from dropping!!
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  • quantum mask
    meat81Glad these are getting faster but they keep re-introducing new tech in these SSD's that keeps the pricing from dropping, Dammit!!I'm sure that's on purpose.
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  • vir_cotto
    MoshikoThey're making a nice profit as the new techs they're introducing don't cost them shit, if anything it makes manufacturing cheaper, and yet the prices don't drop, meaning the more advanced SSDs get the more the companies that make them profit, which is how it should be when you think about it.

    I'm sure they spend a lot of money on R&D department to develop new tech, like die shrinks costs money to develop.
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  • balister
    Should be SATA III and not SATA II. SSDs are at the boundry for saturation of SATA II now and so far, only Crucial has put out a SATA III SSD.
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  • OvrClkr
    9218729 said:
    I'm sure they spend a lot of money on R&D department to develop new tech, like die shrinks costs money to develop.

    Yes but there always should be a medium, just cause they spent some $$ on R&D does not mean they can screw over the customer. Another example are thumb drives, when the first 16Gb came out it was priced @ 189.99$ now you can get one for as low as 14.99$ on ebay so this tells you that they are VERY cheap to make. Same goes for SSD's, trust me you do not want to know how much it costs to produce one of those chips ;)

    Regardless of how much the R&D costs, when you sell by the millions those cost are covered in the first quarter so there is no excuse to sell them at ridiculous prices. Why do they do this? Because they can ;) . As long as it's fast and it's new tech there will always be a group of people that can care less..
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  • junkisd
    it's been dry in the SATA III arena. crucial is the only player right now.. i've been waiting patiently for the new wave of drives.. but everyone keeps coming out with SATA II..
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  • Hanin33
    actually, only a few companies do the R&D, all the rest are rebranders or do minor physical layout changes to make their products appear different from the rest when they're exactly alike. you see this in the video card sector. incremental upgrades is the name of the game, folks...
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  • michaelssw
    MoshikoThey're making a nice profit as the new techs they're introducing don't cost them shit, if anything it makes manufacturing cheaper, and yet the prices don't drop, meaning the more advanced SSDs get the more the companies that make them profit, which is how it should be when you think about it.
    You should write that as your graduate thesis, with all the research you did to make that satement
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  • makwy2
    I love Mushkin... but what's with that name?!
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  • zodiacfml
    wait for Intel's 25nm process, will lower competition's prices and Intel's old stock of SSDs while selling the newer ones with greater capacity and better speeds.
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