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SKYMTL December 6, 2012 08:49 AM

Mushkin Announces World’s First 480GB mSATA Solid-State Drive
The newest addition to the Mushkin Atlas mSATA SSD family is not only fast – it’s the world’s largest.

Expected to ship between early-mid January 2013, the Atlas 480GB mSATA solid-state drive shatters the 256GB mSATA barrier, providing that extra space every notebook and ultrabook enthusiast has been looking for.

Read more here: Mushkin Announces World’s First 480GB mSATA Solid-State Drive | Hardware Canucks

great_big_abyss December 6, 2012 10:13 AM

$499, that's just over the $1/GB mark. I'm not sure if mSATA drives are running a little more expensive than standard 2.5" drives.

sswilson December 6, 2012 10:25 AM

Heh... I've been considering upping the mSata drive in my tablet, but I don't think a $500 drive is quite what I had in mind. :)

great_big_abyss December 6, 2012 10:58 AM

The laptop it goes into had better be top of the line to even consider that outlay. It takes a lot of components to marginalize $500.

sswilson December 6, 2012 11:08 AM

To keep things in perspective, the M4 I'm looking at is $70 for a 64GB unit, so in all honesty $1 / 1G seems about right.

altereDad December 6, 2012 02:24 PM

For the price, if someone WANTS that much power they'll spend it. In all honesty, it's a great price at the moment. I would have expected a higher introductory price.

supaflyx3 December 6, 2012 07:10 PM

Price is a lot lower than I would expect, it must have cost them a lot for R&D just to fit 480GB on such a small PCB.

JoelPack December 11, 2012 09:46 AM

I thought the same thing, it's a very reasonable price considering the physical size and capacity. Surprised to see Mushkin is who came up with this and not one of the larger SSD companies, very impressive!

concinnity December 11, 2012 02:45 PM

Anyone know of an mSATA drive with a matte black PCB? I know I'm being picky, but green just doesn't fit...

rfielder December 14, 2012 11:30 AM

......I was unable to see the colour difference in PCBs after I put the cover back on.....

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