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Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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Atlas™ - mSATA

Introducing Atlas Deluxe, the fastest mSATA SSD on the market. Designed to unleash the hidden performance of today's notebooks and ultrabooks, the Atlas Deluxe easily installs in any device with an mSATA slot.


Learn more about the Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDAT120GB-V

General

Brand
Mushkin Enhanced
Series
Atlas Series
Model
MKNSSDAT120GB-V
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
Mini-SATA (mSATA)
Controller
SandForce
Height
4.35mm
Width
50.8mm
Depth
29.85mm
Weight
6g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 330MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 525MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 82,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 80,000 IOPS
Seek Time
<0.1ms
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor with unthrottled - IOPS firmware

Supports ATA APM, Security Set, NCQ

TRIM support (OS/driver support required)

High-reliability MLC NAND flash

S.M.A.R.T. support

Built-in BCH ECC (Up to 55 bits correctable per 512 byte sector)

RoHS, FCC, CE

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
0.7W
Power Consumption (Active)
2W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ +85°C

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 Years Limited
Labor
3 Years Limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Todd S.
  • 6/6/2014 10:12:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHigh failure rate

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast and cheap.

Cons: Very high failure rate. We purchased 35 of these for an NUC deployment. We've had 5 failures now in only a few months. The first failure was after 3 weeks, then two more in about 6 weeks. Now 2 more after about 2 months.

Other Thoughts: Mushkin has replaced failures under warranty. They've done it quickly without question. We've used plenty of their RAM in the past, so I don't say it is a bad brand. But... this model of SSD is terrible.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/6/2014 9:43:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsStarted freezing up my NUC every few hours

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheapish, fast, when it works.

Cons: Bought this for an intel NUC D54250WYK as it was on intel's supported list of mSATA drives; worked fine for a month or so, then would start freezing up every few hours (ubuntu 12.04 would remount the drive read-only). Light on the LED fixed on.

A hard reboot wouldn't work unless you unplugged the power cable and re-added it, then it always rebooted ok at least.

Seemed to be worse in hot weather, but the drive temperature was mostly 36 - 40C so within its spec when it was failing. None of the disk tests I did reported any faults.

Looks to be the same issue as another reviewer here found with an intel NUC on newegg - so reporting my experience too.

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  • Chris C.
  • 4/13/2014 9:59:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 3 months

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Failed after 3 months of moderate use

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  • Jared E.
  • 4/9/2014 2:53:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgraded Lenovo

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This really gave new life to a cheap Lenovo Twist. Boot time is about 7 seconds from full power off, and about 2 from sleep.

Cloned the original HD to this and it boots fine, not a single issue.

Cons: Nothing to complain about. Haven't had an issue yet.

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  • Todd G.
  • 4/3/2014 6:00:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your time

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: cheap, decent customer service, 3 year warranty

Cons: first one died within a few months, got a warranty replacement, that died right after I restored my backup on it.

Other Thoughts: The customer service on this drive has been good, but I'm 0 for 2 on their drives right now, and I'm skeptical if I'm going to find a positive solution here.

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  • Kevin K.
  • 3/6/2014 6:21:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMushkin Mishmosh

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Used in an NUC, it's been intermittent for 3 months now. I kept reducing its temperature with heat sink methods to no avail. Seems to be the interface IC that just locks up after a while of use, because a reboot never works; it must be unplugged and replugged to recover.

Other Thoughts: This is the third Mushkin NUC that I've had to throw out. Never had to with ADATA, Samsung, Intel, OCZ or others. I replace this one with an HP model that's made by LITEON. LITEON makes Plextor, HP and Dell mSATAs that are rated the BEST.

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  • Sailesh B.
  • 2/26/2014 7:21:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Portable, Fast, easy install

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Perfect install for a Intel NUC

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  • Yang W.
  • 2/25/2014 3:10:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFails in 3 months

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap. Works initially.

Cons: fails within 3 months. I'm using x230 and the laptop can't access the ssd anymore. No warranty and non-refundable.

Other Thoughts: Basically I wasted my money. I suspect that the product is designed with defects so that it fails in 3 months(which is out of the replacement period of newegg). Next time I should be more careful with the products from these small companies. Of course I won't buy any product from Mushkin anymore.

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  • Kevin K.
  • 2/10/2014 7:14:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKeep it Cool - Or Else

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast and Inexpensive.

Cons: Works reliably up to +40C. Above that, it fails.

Other Thoughts: I have an Intel NUC that has a thermal pad installed to draw heat from the mSATA board to the chassis. The mSATA was runninf at about 44C and faiedl intermittently. The fix was to remove the Muskin label and the temp went down to 36C or so which make it work reliably.

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  • Wang Y.
  • 2/3/2014 8:44:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUPDATED REVIEW

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT120GB-V 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: **THIS IS AN UPDATED (2nd) REVIEW TO MY PREVIOUS 1 EGG REVIEW**

**The first SSD sent to me caused random Windows crashes 5 mins to 30 mins after boot up. After the crash, BIOS does not detect the SSD and therefor I cannot restart Windows unless I perform a full cold shutdown (by pressing the power button off entirely).

**The replacement looked brand new, and was not the same one I had previously RMA'd. The new one is not crashing like the old one. I've had Windows running for 2 to 4 hours at a time. The one thing I did differently this time though was to unplug the stock 7200 RPM hard drive prior to installing Windows 7 on the SSD. I do not know if that made a difference or not.

PROS: I installed Windows 7, 64-bit on my MSI laptop (model GE70 2OE-071US) and it boots up to the Windows desktop in 9 seconds vs 39 seconds for the regular 7200 RPM hard drive.

Cons: After the RMA replacement, none, other than the constant fear it might friggen die on me. 1 egg off for that.

Other Thoughts: Do yourself a favor and if you decide to purchase this, immediately try it out. If you experience the crashes like everyone else here, return this for an RMA before the 30 day period.

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