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Mushkin MKNSSDAT240GB Atlas mSATA 240GB SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

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   SKU:  
79756
   Shipping Weight:   0.2 lbs
   Part #: MKNSSDAT240GB

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Features:

Atlas™ - mSATA

Introducing Atlas Deluxe, the fastest mSATA SSD on the market. Designed to unleash the hidden performance of today's notebooks and ultrabooks, the Atlas Deluxe easily installs in any device with an mSATA slot.
Quick Specs:
Device Supported Notebook Desktop PC
Storage Capacity 240 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 0.21 oz
Drive Type Internal
Form Factor Plug-in Module
Country of Origin United States
Height 0.2"
Width 1.2"
Depth 2"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
Wireless LAN No
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 560 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 530 MBps
Drive Interface mini-SATA
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600
ProductId1026889790


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Drive Performance  
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 560 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 530 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: Mushkin
     Manufacturer: Mushkin, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: MKNSSDAT240GB
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.mushkin.com
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Line: Atlas
     Product Name: Atlas mSATA - 240GB Solid State Drive - MKNSSDAT240GB
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
Interfaces/Ports  
     Drive Interface: mini-SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     Network (RJ-45): No
Miscellaneous  
     Certifications & Standards:
  • CE
  • FCC

     Country of Origin: United States
     Device Supported: Notebook
Desktop PC
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
WEEE
     Green Compliant: Yes
Network & Communication  
     Wireless LAN: No
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 2"
     Drive Type: Internal
     Form Factor: Plug-in Module
     Height: 0.2"
     Weight (Approximate): 0.21 oz
     Width: 1.2"
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 3.3 V DC
Technical Information  
     Features: TRIM Command
     Storage Capacity: 240 GB
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDAT240GB)

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Bill_D
01/01/14
Experience: 6 Months
Pros
Inexpensive.
Light.
Dependable.
Cons
Not as fast as some full size SSD's but that's to be expected
Summary
To Matt B.
I haven't encountered over-heating on my smaller version but you can do what I have done on other drives with TrueCrypt.
Make the encrypted partition size you want on another cooler drive and then just copy it to the mSATA. The copying is VERY fast - up to the limit of your 2 drives.

zjochied
12/11/13
Experience: 6 Months
Pros
fast, very cheap l $160, great endurance, decent storage size
Cons
early batches of msata SSD, not as fast as newer gen msata SSDs
Summary
to Matt_B who reviewed it before me:
comparing SSD is fine but at least try to find similar ones and compare them.

first, you are throwing together a msata SSD and a 2.5" SSD. majority of time msata SSD loses in performance as it is a newer technology.

second, this particular msata SSD has been around for awhile now, much longer than your neutron GTX, ie older firmware, higher die size nand flash, therefore 8k size page instead of 16k, which is slower in sequential speed.

third, neutron GTX uses DRAM, where as this msata runs on sandforce controller without DRAM to buffer it's transfer. when you transfer a file size thats larger than DRAM cache size, you'll see massive degrade in it's performance and that brings it to fact four

fourth, with DRAM filled up (say a 4+gb ISO/movie file) you'll really get to bottom of flash and controller speed, which neutron GTX working with DRAM is maxed at around 300 MB/s write while this msata SSD is at around 220 MB/s as it has no DRAM.

lastly, you're using a laptop so its alright but if not, during a power outage, all the files thats inside DRAM gets erased so you better hope w/e is in DRAM gets written into the flash because neutron GTX doesn't have capacitor to protect data from power loss.

This review was modfied by poster @ 12-11-13 11:44 PM

Matt_B
11/17/13
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Good Price, Good Speed
Cons
No install screw, can get very hot
Summary
I bought this a while ago for a boot drive for my Lenovo Y500. The drive does not come with an install screw, and my laptop did not have one in it. I COULD NOT FIND THE PROPER SIZED SCREW to mount it. I ended up forcing a screw in that was not the proper size. I have used the drive for a while with no problems. It is fast, but not nearly as fast as the other SSD I have in the laptop, a Corsair Neutron GTX. I have not benchmarked this drive yet but when copying files >1GB back and forth between the drives, I get about 350mb/s write to this drive, and >500mb/s write to the Corsair. Yesterday I attempted to encrypt this drive with Truecrypt, and the operating temp rose to 96^C before I noticed and was able to pause the encryption. The drive was attaching and detaching itself from the operating system repeatedly during this time. However, the drive still works, and I am forced to encrypt it in 5 minute bursts.

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This product has a three year warranty.  First year is covered through NCIX and the remaining two years are covered directly by the manufacturer.

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