Unless I'm missing it, the market for these things is about as niche as it gets. I have friends who have motherboards with an mSATA port but just have no interest in using it. I could see its use in something like the NUC though, but it'd be humorous to go with a storage solution that costs as much as the NUC itself.
It's fairly niche in aftermarket circles, but mSATA is becoming more common in devices like Ultrabooks and all these SFF PCs that are coming out.
Any use for these in laptops? I got a smaller 128gb SSD in my laptop now and it's just not enough. A buddy of mine was telling me you can remove the optical drive and replace it with a 2nd hdd bay. So anyhow, I was thinking, with these being smaller, maybe they could squeeze 2 or even 3 inside a standard sized 15.6" laptop?
From the photo I notice the markings on the NAND memory is missing.
One of the best things about previous Mushkin Atlas mSATA SSDs was the use of Toshiba Toggle NAND memory.
Rumor has it that Mushkin has switched from the Toshible Toggle NAND to Micron Asynchronous NAND.
$442.75 at this store. (Not Newegg)
Also,....if I had an mSATA port on a motherboard, I would use it. No doubt in my mind.
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