Thursday, November 27th 2014

Mushkin Announces Reactor 1 TB Solid State Drive

Mushkin Enhanced Mfg., an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical digital storage products, unveils the new REACTOR series of solid-state drives that offer cutting-edge 1TB capacity. The REACTOR SSD provides the extreme performance benefits of a solid-state drive, while enabling the big data capacity of mechanical hard drives.

"Solid-state drive technology is growing in leaps and bounds. Mushkin has been a leader in unleashing performance-maximizing products for a wide array of consumers, and we are pleased to be able to - once again - offer an SSD solution that can quench the growing need for large-scale data capacity at incredible speeds," said Nicolas Villalobos, Director of Global Marketing at Mushkin.

Featuring a Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller which enables data transfer speeds to reach up to 560MB/s read and 460MB/s write, with random 4K performance of up to 74K/76K read/write IOPS, the REACTOR 1TB SSD is an ideal tool for gamers, professionals, and consumers in need of high capacity storage solutions. Other features include DevSleep for ultra-low idle power consumption, DataRefresh and EarlyRetirement for enhanced data integrity, SMART support, and security erase support, and firmware field update support.

We are delighted to be teaming up with Mushkin in enabling the leading-edge REACTOR 1TB SSD product." said Robert Fan, Vice President and General Manager of Silicon Motion USA. "Our alliance based on the SM2246EN controller will bring innovative products which transform the way people work, live and play".

For more information, visit the product page.
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22 Comments on Mushkin Announces Reactor 1 TB Solid State Drive

#1
ZoneDymo
awesome, now lets hope tis affordable.....oh who am I kidding
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#2
INSTG8R
Smexy! But I'm sure it's gonna cost an absolute fortune.
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newtekie1
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I wouldn't assume the price is going to be outrageous yet. Samsung's 840 Evo 1TB is available for pre-order for $360, and I'm pretty sure that is what this drive is competing against.
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#4
lucasweir
i agree the price will make or break this for sure, but damn would i love to have a TB SSD :respect:
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#5
vega22
i can not see this costing more than the sammy drives tbh so it should be fun to watch the price wars :D
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
Yap, you can buy 2 512GB SSD's with that amount of money. Didn't expect much more from a 3rd party company.
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newtekie1
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Dj-ElectriC said:
Yap, you can buy 2 512GB SSD's with that amount of money. Didn't expect much more from a 3rd party company.
No you can't, the cheapest 512GB SSD on newegg right now is $210. Last I checked $380 is less than $420.
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#9
Darksword
I'm calling it now... this time next year 1TB SSD's will cost $199.99 on average.
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#10
Jorge
Considering how few people actually need a 1 TB SSD, it's pointless to argue. If you want it bad enough you'll pay the price or go without.
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#11
Sinzia
Jorge said:
Considering how few people actually need a 1 TB SSD, it's pointless to argue. If you want it bad enough you'll pay the price or go without.
I have a notebook with room for just one drive, I'd love a cheaper 1 TB SSD to go in there.
This is a more common situation than people realize. :)
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newtekie1
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Reader said:
But a large HDD needs seconds for access. How large HDD becomes it becomes slower and heavier and louder and hotter and more breakable.
That entirely depends on how the HDD's capacity is increased. Most HDD capacity increases, when talking about top tiers of capacity, are due to platter density increases. When capacity is increased through platter density and not by adding platters, then the latency doesn't go up, the heat doesn't go up, and the weight doesn't go up.
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#13
GhostRyder
newtekie1 said:
No you can't, the cheapest 512GB SSD on newegg right now is $210. Last I checked $380 is less than $420.
Yea and I believe that is the Crucial 512gb at that price which right now are the kings in the price wars. To bad nothing cheaper yet in that area but were getting so close.

I think comparing the basic specs sheet I am not sure if I like this drive as the EVO is cheaper at 359 vs 379 while containing better write times. The read is higher by 20 so I guess it is whatever is more important to you (Which actually for me read might be) but still I would save the money on the Samsung over it.
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RejZoR
Jorge said:
Considering how few people actually need a 1 TB SSD, it's pointless to argue. If you want it bad enough you'll pay the price or go without.
I need a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD. I'll never understand why the hell people buy SSD's just to boot Windows. Like you do that 50 times a day... Either all or nothing. And when it's not all SSD, i'm for SSD caching. I know that works because i'm using it.
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GhostRyder
RejZoR said:
I need a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD. I'll never understand why the hell people buy SSD's just to boot Windows. Like you do that 50 times a day... Either all or nothing. And when it's not all SSD, i'm for SSD caching. I know that works because i'm using it.
Try running 2 1tb drives in raid 0, you would get some massive speed if you need that much room!
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newtekie1
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RejZoR said:
I need a 2TB SSD to replace my 2TB HDD. I'll never understand why the hell people buy SSD's just to boot Windows. Like you do that 50 times a day... Either all or nothing. And when it's not all SSD, i'm for SSD caching. I know that works because i'm using it.
You don't need 2TB for Windows and all your programs. I'll never understand why the hell people buy SSDs and load them with picture/music/videos that don't benefit from a faster drive.
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#17
RejZoR
Why do we build and buy cars that can go over 350 km/h, yet there are no roads where you can legally drive that fast. Why do you ask me then, why would I want a 2TB SSD?
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newtekie1
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RejZoR said:
Why do we build and buy cars that can go over 350 km/h, yet there are no roads where you can legally drive that fast. Why do you ask me then, why would I want a 2TB SSD?
There are roads you can drive that fast, and even if there weren't there are still places you can legally drive that fast. Though my argument would still apply, I'll never understand why someone would build and buy cards that can go over 215MPH just to go get groceries every week.
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#20
RejZoR
You're entirely mising the point. We are upgrading everything to extreme speeds and drastically new technologies yet HDD's have been the same for decades. So, for the sake of technological advancement, i'd go either full SSD or not go SSD at all. Only other option is SSD caching because you get the benefit of it across all your data no matter where it is.

So, to avoid HDD scrubbing noises, heat, slow transfers and access, i'd just gow ith 2TB SSD because 2TB feels plenty for my current needs. And seem to stay that way for the future. I mean, for me it just makes sense. Adding SSD for boot drive only and you don't really solve anything since you'll still have that grinding thing in a PC...
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#21
Prima.Vera
For OS, games, apps and programs, the SSD is the obvious choice. But for storage of pictures, movies, music, installation kits, or backup files, I see 0 point in buying and expensive SSD instead of an HDD.
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#22
Brusfantomet
Prima.Vera said:
For OS, games, apps and programs, the SSD is the obvious choice. But for storage of pictures, movies, music, installation kits, or backup files, I see 0 point in buying and expensive SSD instead of an HDD.
There is only one, noise. In a well done system the loudest component will be a 5400 rpm drive, a SSD can remove that.

But so can a NAS/Server, but if the 1 tb ssd is cheaper than a 1 tb nas i know what i would want.
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