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

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted 4 years ago

480 GB mSATA

Press Release – Mushkin, Inc., 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 January 2013. 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.

Mushkin Enhanced Atlas 480 GB mSATA SSD

“We’re excited to present our latest Atlas 480 GB 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 256 GB mSATA barrier.”



  • SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor with unthrottled IOPS
  • SATA III (6 Gb/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 4.85 mm)
  • Mini PCIe Interface
  • User-upgradeable firmware
  • RoHS, FCC, CE
  • 3-year limited warranty

Mushkin’s Atlas 480 GB mSATA solid-state drive (model number MKNSSDAT480GB) is scheduled to be available early January 2013 in the U.S. at select resellers and distributors and Worldwide distribution scheduled for Mid-January 2013. MSRP Mushkin’s Atlas 480 GB mSATA is $499.99 USD. Mushkin’s Atlas 480 GB mSATA solid-state drive is covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about Mushkin’s Atlas mSATA solid-state drives may be found on the company’s website at

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