Last in line was Mushkin`s Atlas series mSata drives. While an mSATA drive may not seem all that impressive, and for the most part have been limited to 256GB in capacity, Mushkin put together a way to break that barrier and pack up to 480GB into the form factor. By using a dual-PCB approach, the NAND is essentially contained on two boards that feature three interconnects for the data and power to pass through. An innovative solution to the capacity problem in the mSATA form factor to be sure. I have seen this in use with PCIe SSDs in the past, but not when used in this form factor. This small drive uses an unthrottled Sandforce SF-2281, controlling high speed MLC NAND to deliver performance up to 540MB/s Read, 425MB/s Write, and 78,000 IOPS (4K ran read), with an Access Time <0.1ms. All from a drive smaller than a Zippo lighter."
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