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

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The Test System

SATA 6GBps Marvell  91xx SSD  Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. The Intel Core i7 test system was run in triple-channel memory mode at 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 memory timings. The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard was run using all the latest drives and BIOS 0702. The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard uses the Intel ICH10R south bridge chipset, which we used to run our ‘boot drive’.  The boot drive used in our test system was an Intel X25-V 40GB model with TRIM enabled. We then used the Marvell 9123 PCIe SATA 6Gbps controller that is on the motherboard to test the SSDs that are used in the benchmark charts. All of the SSDs were tested in a fresh out of the box (FOB) state and had the latest firmware installed on them when testing was done.

SATA 6GBps Marvell 91xx  1036 Driver

The Marvell 9123 SATA 6G Controller was tested using driver version or 1036 for short.

Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform



Live Pricing


Core i7 920


ASUS P6X58D Premium


6GB Kingston HyperX T1 1600MHz

Video Card

ATI Radeon HD 5670

Hard Drive

Intel X25-V 40GB



Power Supply

CoolerMaster UPC 1100W

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

SSDs and HDDs Included in the Benchmarking:

  • Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB – Firmware 0001
  • Intel X25-M G2 160GB  – Firmware 02HD
  • Mushkin Callisto 60GB – Firmware 309A13F0
  • OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 100GB – Firmware 232A11F0
  • OCZ Vertex 2 100GB – Firmware 1.0
  • OCZ Vertex LE 100GB – Firmware 1.0
  • OCZ Vertex 120GB – Firmware 1.5
  • Toshiba THNS256GG8BBA 256GB – Firmware AGYA0201
  • WD SiliconEdge 256GB – Firmware 5.12
  • WD VelociRaptor 300GB – Firmware 04.04V01
  • WD VelociRaptor 600GB – Firmware 04.05G04

Detailed Information on the Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD:

Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD CDM Info

Let’s take a look at the benchmarks and see what the Mushkin Callisto 60GB SSD has to offer!

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