Mushkin Reactor 512GB SATA III SSD
The Reactor retails in simple clear plastic blister packaging. The front of the blister pack displays the green and black themed drive directly.
The rear of the clear packaging displays a printed insert that informs us that the Reactor is a high-performance storage device with a three-year warranty.
The front facing of the drives enclosure is covered with an attractive black and green themed label. The label advertises the drives capacity and model number.
The back half of the drive's black brushed aluminum enclosure has no labeling.
Both halves of the drive's enclosure are formed from stamped aluminum. The PCB attaches to the bottom half of the enclosure with four screws.
The drive's SM2246EN controller and eight of the drive's 16 flash packages are located on this side of the full length PCB. Mushkin employs a thermal pad to wick heat from the controller. We like this feature, it's something we don't always get from a SM2246EN controlled SSD.
This side of the PCB is populated with the remaining eight flash packages and a single Samsung DRAM package.
A close-in view of the 4-channel Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller that powers the Reactor. We were unable to get a clear shot of the controllers laser etched labeling.
A close-in view of one of the drive's sixteen 16nm 128Gb die 32GB flash packages.
Finally, a close-in view of the drive's 512MB DDR3-1600MHz Samsung DRAM package.
PRICING: You can find the Mushkin Reactor 512GB for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: The Mushkin Reactor 512GB retails for £163 at Amazon UK.
Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Properties]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO & Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Trace Based OS Volume) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Max IOPS, Disk Response & Transfer Rates]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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