Mushkin’s Ventura series of USB 3.0 SSD flash drives are designed to give the ultimate in performance to those who need it while on-the-go. But, with a 240GB model topping that lineup, some might have passed it over in hopes an even larger model would come along. At CES, that happened, and as expected, it boasts some impressive specs.
Utilizing LSI’s popular SandForce SF-2281 controller, the 480GB model boasts speeds of 455MB/s read and 445MB/s write, all while being able to manage 39,000 random IOPS. As you’d expect, it’s designed to work with the UASP USB protocol. Just how close these specs come to real-use, we’re not sure, because like all SSDs, performance will degrade a bit after some modest use.
Like previous Ventura Ultras, the 480GB model features a chassis built out of aircraft-grade aluminum to increase its durability, and while it’s not mentioned, we’d assume this model would carry the same 2-year warranty as the previous models.
I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but as of this time, pricing information and a release date haven’t been mentioned.