Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD w/ Sandforce SF-1200 Review

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Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD w/ Sandforce SF-1200 Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun May 23, 2010 6:43 am

The Mushkin Callisto SSDs offer read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to an impressive 275MB/s thanks to the use of the Sandforce SF-1200 controller and Intel MLC NAND Flash. This makes the Callisto SSD one of the fastest on the market and we take a look at the 60GB Callisto series SSD with part number MKNSSDCL60GB. Read on to see how it does compared to ten other hard drives and solid-state drives!

The Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD proved to be a great drive and it is the first Sandforce SF-1200 drive with mass production firmware with 13% over-provisioning that I have had the pleasure to benchmark and use. The performance of the Mushkin Callisto with firmware version 3.0.9 was not the same same as OCZ’s exclusive SF-1200 firmware. This is because the Sandforce Mass Production (MP) firmware limits small file random write performance on all SF-1200 drives except for the Vertex 2 in accordance with SandForce’s agreement with OCZ. Which firmware do I suggest?

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