Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD Review
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.
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.
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...