Mushkin Enhanced, has become another manufacturer to take on the new Sandforce SF-1200 controller, releasing its Callisto series of solid state drives.  This new series claims read and write speeds of up to 285MB/s and 275MB/s, just shy of the SATA2′s bandwidth limitation. 

These drives will be available in capacities of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB, claim a 2 million hour MTBF and are backed by a 3 year warranty.

Boasting read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to an impressive 275MB/s, the Callisto series is equipped with the industry-acclaimed Sandforce SF-1200 controller.  The Callisto Solid State Drive is available immediately online at the Mushkin Enhanced website as well as our other online partners, and is backed by a 3-year warranty and an industry-leading support staff.

Source: PR Newswire

What makes these drives differ from the other Sandforce based drive announcements is that these feature higher capacities, compared to the usual 50GB, 100GB and 200GB capacities typically announced using the Sandforce controller.  So it appears that these drives are using new firmware to make better use of the physical NAND space, which is a reduction of the spare area from about 28% to 13%, something which AnandTech looked at back in March.

   
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