Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive Review

by - 6 years ago

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AS SSD


The AS SSD software determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains five synthetic and three practice tests. The synthetic tests determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are performed without using the operating system caches. In Sequential tests, the program measures the time it takes to read and write a 1 GB file respectively. To give a clearer picture of the drives tested, I’ve chosen to include all tests. Special the copy test is one that I think is relevant on the consumer level as it gives the user a view into one of the operations he’s going to do many times.

Fresh Drive

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Conditioned

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mushkin_reactor_512gb-BenchCondi-asssd compr

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

Author Bio

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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