• Following our publishing of the 1TB Reactor we received word that mushkin was launching a new line of 3D nand equipped SSD’s. Considering our interactions with the Reactor lineup these new drives should offer excellent performance at mainstream pricing.

Complementing the recently extended(with a 2TB model) Reactor line is the new Reactor Armor3d lineup. Launching alongside it is the Triactor 3D a related TLC drive we haven’t had any experience with to date. The table below includes all the drives listed in the press release however there are product pages for additional models including a 960GB Reactor Armor3D and Triactors at both 256GB and an impressive 2Tb capacity.

Lineup Reactor Armor3d Reactor Armor3d Reactor Armor3d Triactor 3d Triactor 3d
Capacity 240Gb 480Gb 960Gb 512GB 1Tb
Controller Silicon Motion SM2258 Silicon Motion SM2258 Silicon Motion SM2258 Silicon Motion SM2258 Silicon Motion SM2258
NAND Micron 256Gbit 3d MLC Micron 256Gbit 3d MLC Micron 256Gbit 3d MLC Micron 384Gbit 3d TLC Micron 384Gbit 3d TLC
External Dram 256b DDR3 512Mb DDR3 1Gb DDR3 512Mb DDR3 1Gb DDR3
Sequential Read 565 MB/s 565 MB/s 565 MB/s 565 MB/s 565 MB/s
Sequential Write 300 MB/s 500 MB/s 510 MB/s 525 MB/s 525 MB/s
4k Random Read 63,000 80,000 77,000 86,000 85,000
4k Random Write 70,000 80,000 80,000 80,000 82,000
Temperature range 0-70°C 0-70°C 0-70°C 0-70°C 0-70°C
Dimensions 7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm 7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm 7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm 7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm 7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm
Endurance Unlisted (1.5 million hour MTBF stated) Unlisted (1.5 million hour MTBF stated) Unlisted (1.5 million hour MTBF stated) Unlisted (1.5 million hour MTBF stated) Unlisted (1.5 million hour MTBF stated)
Warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years

Most of the lineup in the table above is available for immediate purchase on amazon. The 480GB Reactor Armor3D and 512GB Triactor 3D stand out at pricing coming in at 142.99 and 148.99 respectively. Lower pricing than any 512GB class SSD we’ve tested to date. The full PDF press release is available here.