Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive Review

Today we are taking a look at another solid state drive from Mushkin. This one comes from their Reactor line and is the 512GB version. In the past Mushkin primarily used SandForce controllers with their solid state drives, but this time they have gone with Silicon Motion’s SM2246EN controller. This controller from what we’ve seen is very solid and performs without issue. They have teamed this controller with Micron’s 16nm MLC NAND. This combination gives the 512GB version of the drive a sequential read speed of 560 MB/s and sequential write speed of 460 MB/s with 71K IOPS read and 75K IOPS write. Let’s see what this drive can do.

Special thanks to Mushkin for providing us with the Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive to review.

Capacity: 512GB
Dimensions: 7mm X 69.85mm X 100.5mm
Temp. Range: 0-70°C
Read Speed: up to 560MB/sec
Write Speed: up to 460MB/sec
MTBF: 1,500,000 hours
Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN
Interface Type: SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA 2.0 (3Gb/s) and SATA 1.0 (1.5Gb/s))
Warranty: 3 years limited
IOPS: Up to 71,000 IOPS (Read) / Up to 75,000 IOPS (Write)

The Reactor solid state drive comes in Mushkin’s typical retail packaging for solid state drives, which is a simple blister pack. The front is clear so you can get a good look at the drive before you buy it.

Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive

Flipping the package over it lets us know a little bit about the drive.

Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive

Opening everything up all you will find inside of the drive, no accessories or anything like that.

Mushkin Reactor 512GB Solid State Drive

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