A compact drive with full size performance.
Mushkin is now serving up its new 1.8-inch Chronos Go SATA 6Gbps solid state drives, or so the company says. The only place we could find the new drives for sale is on Ebay, as we lucked out in our search at the usual online suspects, and even at a few unusual corners. Be that as it may, the new line is supposed to be available in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities, each one built around the 1.8-inch form factor as opposed to 2.5 inches.
"Mushkin continues to push the envelope with higher performance, higher capacity and higher reliability products, and the new line of 1.8-inch Chronos Go SATA III (6Gbps) SSDs is just one example," said Nicolas Villalobos , Director of Global Marketing at Mushkin Inc. "With these improvements, the new drives are very well-suited for professionals and for solution providers in demanding environments like digital signage, healthcare and point-of-sale."
The SSD maker didn't disclose specific performance metrics, though it did point out the new drives are smaller, lighter, and offer performance and reliability improvements versus the previous generation. Those older drives offered read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively, along with 90,000 IOPS.