Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD Review

Packaging & Initial Impressions

 

Packaging & Initial Impressions


As a retail sample, the Callisto SSD arrived in a dark but well styled outer packaging. Naturally, styling doesn't mean much if the packaging itself can't save it's contents from today's courier mishaps. Thankfully we're happy to report that this comparatively small protective shell is also very strong. 

Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD     Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD

Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD

With a bit of unravelling we were surprised to find something rather book like inside. It may look like one but rest assured there is no reading material here. Removing the 2.5" to 3.25" adapter finally exposes the little Mushkin in question. If you aren't one to horde stupid amounts of screws over the years of DIY PC Building, your Callisto SSD will also come with no less than four to secure your new drive. Splendid, now let's take a closer look at the drive itself.

Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD     Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD

Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD


What more can I say? It's small, graphite coloured and touts the Mushkin brand and model name. Underneath the hood, you will find 15 Multi Layer Chips and the recent Sandforce SF1200 controller. Upon initial inspection, the product seems sturdy in both person and on paper but how does it fair in our tests? Let's proceed...

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24-06-2010, 05:52:17

tinytomlogan
Mushkin enter the SSD arena with their Callisto lineup of MLC based drives.

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25-06-2010, 04:28:55

Br1t1shB33f
Great technology, but even after all the time these have been out i still cannot justify the inherant massive cost for these. Im going to wait untill they drop below the 200 threshold before i get a SSD of comprable features.
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