Mushkin Debuts 500GB mSATA SSD

Mushkin mSATA SSD

Mushkin has announced the impending release of a new micro-SATA Solid State Drive, offering a half terrabyte storage (480GBs, so there about) space along with all the speed benefits of a SATA III SSD.

Known simply as the Atlas 480GB mSATA SSD, it offers double the capacity of Mushkin's previous offering, leading it to proclaim it as the biggest mSATA SSD in the world. Thanks to its small form factor and high performance, it's clearly marketed at ultrabook inclusion for system builders. However, anyone with a notebook that is pushing the limits of its current SSD and doesn't want to lose performance by switching to a big 2.5" HDD, this could be the way to go. Similarly if you're still using a hard drive in your notebook and are worried about space, here's your solution.

Set for release in early 2013, the Mushkin 480GB mSATA SSD will be priced at $499, making just a little bit more expensive than $1 per GB. While this is still way behind hard drives in terms of cost per gigabyte, long gone are the days of spending many hundreds of dollars on sub 100GB SSDs.

“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. “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.”

I suspect most of you guys game on a desktop, but some of you must use a notebook. Does this look like a viable buy to you?

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boring marketing time delayed overpriced releases

Oh wow! 480GB in size! I'm so deeply impressed, they really did this! The whatever called technology reached the point (on the roadmap) where to offer that vast ammount of memory. I'm so HOT for just spend 500 Dollars to have this my own NOW. This is soooo advanced! *grasp* Well, in fact this is so boring old stuff... Marketing sales strategies assure technology to reach the market delayd since ever. A quick recap, just out of my mind. Hardrives: 1995 200mb.. 4MB RAM 1996 400mb.. 8MB RAM 1997 1GB... 32MB RAM 1998 4GB.. 64MB RAM 1999 16GB.. 128MB RAM 2000 120GB.. 256MB RAM (List goes on step by step) 2011 1TB... 2GB RAM 2012 2TB... 4GB RAM 2013 4TB (!)... 8GB RAM 2014 8... You see something? Same with CD Rom drives..single speed, double speed, quad speed, 8x... 16x... 20x... 32x... 64xs... over years... stack complete. Now let's call it DVD Drives! Single speed DVD, Dou...16x...32...bleh, blah, blub. stack complete. Call it... hmm... Blu Ray and start over. Hey guys. it's needles to say that's so obvious they just run the same "program" with those ssd chips right now. Again. I'm bored about reading about any technology "news" wich offer just new products, been developt YEARS before. It's like cheating us all, and rip your money...there's just nothing new about this. They shall release the 8TB SSD cards - RIGHT NOW. Then they regain a little of my respect.

How many motherboards and

How many motherboards and processors must we swap every time some industry nut bar decides to change the roman numerals on computing hardware? Must we wait for a Sata IV before few billionths of tens of millions nano calculations can reduce heat redundancy checks by a factor of 3% and spin cycles go up by 0.999910 decibels before data loss can corrupt memory allocation tables?

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