Mushkin Mingles in Ultrabook Territory with Slim 'Chronos Deluxe' SSD Line

Paul Lilly

While the future of Ultrabooks might be in question, there's no doubt that manufacturers are trending towards thinner, lighter, and more powerful machines, and that has peripheral and component makers all vying a piece of the pie. Enter Mushkin, which just announced a line of slim 7mm solid state drives intended for Ultrabooks. In addition to their slim profile, Mushkin's new Chronos Deluxe SSDs sport performance-oriented SandForce controllers and SATA 6Gbps interfaces.

"Our new 7mm line of slim drives allows users to experience true performance without compromise," said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin, Inc. "With enthusiasts in mind, we continue to develop some of the highest performance storage devices on the market. Our products go beyond the needs of gamers, and provide a solution that delivers the performance needed for just about any application."

The drives will be available in a variety capacities, including 60GB, 90GB, 120GB, 180GB, 240GB, and 480GB. Performance metrics vary by model and break down as follows:

  • 60GB: up to 550MB/s read, up to 515MB/s write; 90,000 IOPS
  • 90GB: up to 550MB/s read, up to 515MB/s write; 90,000 IOPS
  • 120GB: up to 560MB/s read, up to 515MB/s write; 90,000 IOPS
  • 180GB: up to 550MB/s read, up to 515MB/s write; 90,000 IOPS
  • 240GB: up to 560MB/s read, up to 520MB/s write; 90,000 IOPS
  • 480GB: up to 540MB/s read, up to 455MB/s write; 42,000 IOPS

All models support TRIM and are backed by a 3-year warranty. No word yet on price or availability.

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