Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive Review

by - 6 years ago

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AIDA64


AIDA64 is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. It provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring.

It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives and is compatible with most Microsoft Windows operating systems. It also has a disk benchmark tool, and that is the one I’ll be using.

Fresh Drive

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida suite

The Linear Read and Write tests measure the sequential performance by reading or writing all sectors without skipping any. It gives, as the name says, a linear view of the drives overall performance from start to end.

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida read linear

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida write linear

The Random Read and Write tests measure the random performance by reading or writing variable-sized data blocks at random locations on the surface of the drive. The Random tests are actually a combination of both speed and access times as it moves the position before each new operation.

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida read random

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida write random

The Access time tests are designed to measure the data access performance by reading or writing small 0.5KB data blocks at random locations on the drive surface.

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida read access

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchNew-aida write access

Conditioned Drive

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida suite

The Linear Read and Write tests measure the sequential performance by reading or writing all sectors without skipping any. It gives, as the name says, a linear view of the drives overall performance from start to end.

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida read linear

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida write linear

The Random Read and Write tests measure the random performance by reading or writing variable-sized data blocks at random locations on the surface of the drive. The Random tests are actually a combination of both speed and access times as it moves the position before each new operation.

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida read random

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida write random

The Access time tests are designed to measure the data access performance by reading or writing small 0.5KB data blocks at random locations on the drive surface.

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida read access

mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-aida write access

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Testing & Methodology
  3. Aida64
  4. Anvil's Storage Utilities
  5. AS SSD
  6. ATTO
  7. CrystalDiskMark
  8. IOmeter & PCMark 8
  9. Final Thoughts
  10. View All

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1 Comment on Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive Review

  • Avatar Colin says:

    Great review. I just picked up a 1TB Reactor and couldn’t be happier.

    One bit of error: In the final thoughts you state: “It’s also worth noting that all Muskin’s SSDs are assembled in the US which is something that you’d think would increase the costs over those assembled overseas at cheaper rates, but that’s not the case.”

    This may have been the case in the past but the drive clearly states: “Hecho en Mexico” – Translated from Spanish: Made in Mexico. The company website only states the products are: “Engineered in the USA.” Now this could explain why the earliest reviews of the Reactor had a green PCB and used Micron NAND and a Samsung DRAM vs. blue PCB, Sandisk NAND and Nanya DRAM in this review.

    Thanks

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