Mushkin launches new SSD’s leveraging 3d NAND

  • 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.

LineupReactor Armor3dReactor Armor3dReactor Armor3dTriactor 3dTriactor 3d
Capacity240Gb480Gb960Gb512GB1Tb
ControllerSilicon Motion SM2258Silicon Motion SM2258Silicon Motion SM2258Silicon Motion SM2258Silicon Motion SM2258
NANDMicron 256Gbit 3d MLCMicron 256Gbit 3d MLCMicron 256Gbit 3d MLCMicron 384Gbit 3d TLCMicron 384Gbit 3d TLC
External Dram256b DDR3512Mb DDR31Gb DDR3512Mb DDR31Gb DDR3
Sequential Read565 MB/s565 MB/s565 MB/s565 MB/s565 MB/s
Sequential Write300 MB/s500 MB/s510 MB/s525 MB/s525 MB/s
4k Random Read63,00080,00077,00086,00085,000
4k Random Write70,00080,00080,00080,00082,000
Temperature range0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C0-70°C
Dimensions7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm
EnduranceUnlisted (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)
Warranty3 years3 years3 years3 years3 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.

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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is a full time IT administrator at a medium sized private business former FRC coach and technology enthusiast.