480GB Ultrabook SSDs Will Arrive In 2013

If 256GB just isn't enough for your ultrabook-toting needs, things are set to change. Mushkin has announced what it claims to be the "world's first" 480GB mSTATA SSD — and it will be available in January.

Slim laptops — we're talking MacBook Airs and ultrabooks — don't have room for even a standard 2.5-inch SATA SSD, so they use a smaller form factor known as mini-SATA (mSATA). Until now, the broadly accepted upper capacity limit to those drives has been 256GB.

Mushkin's new drive packs 480GB of storage, offers up transfer speeds of up to 6Gb/s and comes with a three-year warranty. Price? An eye-watering $US500. If $US1 a gigabyte isn't too rich for you, you'll be able to pick one up in January. [Engadget]


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    $1/GB is a bargain, relatively speaking, for what you get.

    I remember paying almost $400 for a 128GB SSD over three years ago, and at the time it was still the best bang for buck upgrade one could make.

    @Greg Yeah $1/Gb isn't too far of normal pricing anyway. Especially if you look at current 480Gb drives anyway.

    Last edited 08/12/12 9:37 am

    are there msata to sata converters? how do these drives compare performance wise to the regualar sata flash drives people use?

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