Mushkin Announces World’s First 480GB mSATA Solid-State Drive

Austin, TX – December 4, 2012 – Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, today announces that the company will begin shipping the world’s largest capacity mSATA Solid-State Drive in December. As the latest addition to Mushkin's Atlas™  family of mSATA drives, the new solid-state drive delivers up a colossal 480 gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity on a single mSATA module.

“We’re excited to present our latest Atlas™  480GB mSATA solid state drive, demonstrating once again Mushkin's consistent ability to combine top performance, functionality, capacity, and low-power innovation." said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin Inc. “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, but now capacity-hungry Ultrabook and notebook users can go beyond the 256GB mSATA barrier.”

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

Mushkin's Atlas™  480 gigabyte mSATA solid-state drive (model number MKNSSDAT480GB) are scheduled to be available begining of January 2013 in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors and Worldwide distribution scheduled for January 2013. MSRP Mushkin's Atlas deluxe™  480 gigabyte mSATA is $499.99 USD. Mushkin's Atlas deluxe™ 480 gigabyte mSATA solid-state drive is covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about Mushkin's Atlas deluxe™ mSATA solid-state drives may be found on the company’s website at http://www.mushkin.com

Mushkin

For nearly 17 years, Mushkin has been dedicated to helping overclockers, gamers, IT managers, digital artists and mobile professionals enhance their computing experience by providing reliable, high-performance products.  Mushkin products include a line of flash memory-based products and complete selection of memory upgrades for desktops, notebooks and servers.  Since the company’s founding in 1994, Mushkin has received numerous awards and commendations for quality, reliability and technical excellence.

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