Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive Review

by - 6 years ago

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Anvil’s Storage Utilities


Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a new benchmarking utility that we have started using here at eTeknix, it’s completely free to download and has the ability to test mainly hard drives and solid state drives, but also any other form of storage medium that you can throw at it.

As well as testing the drive in a variety of benchmarking tests, it also has a drive endurance test that consistently reads and writes data to the selected medium to give days, months and potentially even years of use in a shorter period of time to see how the drive copes in the longer term.

Fresh Drive

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Conditioned Drive

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Drive Performance

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Drive Comparison

For the purpose of drive comparison, I will be using the performance figures from both unconditioned and conditioned tests with 0% data-fill.

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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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