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Old December 6, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Default 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
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Old December 6, 2012, 09:13 AM
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$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.
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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. :)
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Old December 6, 2012, 09:58 AM
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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.
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Old December 6, 2012, 10:08 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Anyone know of an mSATA drive with a matte black PCB? I know I'm being picky, but green just doesn't fit...
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......I was unable to see the colour difference in PCBs after I put the cover back on.....
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