Mushkin pushed out another first recently and announced the first consumer availability of a mSATA SSD in the 480GB capacity, these SSDs now selling out in retailers nationwide.
The Mushkin Atlas 480GB SSD is a LSI SandForce Driven device that consists of modules of Micron NAND flash memory, each being 64GB in capacity. The highlight of this announcement, though, comes in consumer pricing.
Looking at Amazon, the price of the Mushkin 480GB Atlas is only $479.99 which puts this drive at the $1/GB mark dead on, something totally unexpected for such a new release without similar availability yet from other manufacturers.
Performance for the Atlas 480GB SSD is specified at 540MB/s read and 425MB/s write with about 85,000 IOPS at low 4k random write aligned disk access and it comes with a standard three year limited warranty. Watch for our review of the Atlas soon enough!
Will the Atlas 480GB go into a Samsung Series 9 notebook?
Having been inside the Series 9, I don’t see why this wouldn’t squeeze in there or you could wait just a bit for the Crucial M500 480GB which will be released on a single PCB. I would imagine a few others will follow suit as well.
If anyone can verify that this drive will fit the Series 9 15′ (NP900X4C ot the like) let us know!
it fit in my Series 9
Thanks for the info Steve!