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.
Mushkin originally launched the Reactor solid state drive in a single capacity, 1TB. While 1TB is a lot of storage space, not everyone needs that much storage space, especially for an SSD so they are expanding the Reactor line to include two more capacities: 256GB and 512GB.
Mushkin has been slowly trying to build their name back up as a solid state drive manufacturer and what better way to do that then come out with a killer drive at a killer price. That is what the ECO2 line is all about, it is going to give you a no-frills drive with great performance that is also affordable. How affordable? The 240GB drive that we are reviewing today is currently selling for 84.99! That makes it only $0.35 per GB! This is the first Newegg exclusive SSD Series from Mushkin. The drive itself is powered by the SandForce SF-2241 controller and makes use of Micron MLC NAND. Will this drive give users the best bang for their buck and get an SSD in their hands for the first time? Read on as we investigate!
Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer products, is announcing a partnership with Newegg.com for the launch of its new ECO2 line of solid-state drives. No stranger to producing high performance SSDs with industry-leading value, Mushkin’s ECO2 will be an expansion of its SSD lineup that emphasizes ECO-friendly performance and an efficient, ECO-nomical design.
Mushin has rolled out their brand new Ridgeback DDR4 Memory modules at CES 2015. The Ridgeback DDR4 memory will be available in both of Mushkin’s Blackline and Redline series. The unique aluminum heat spreader is cut from aircraft-grade aluminum and has a diamond-cut design.
Mushkin has been a RAM powerhouse for years, but 2015 is their year to switch things up a bit. reVIVE is Mushkin’s line of rechargeable battery packs launching in March 2015 ranging in capacities of 4400mAh – 13200mAh.
Mushkin has just announced their latest entry into their Chronos Family of Solid State drives, the Chronos G2. These drives are assembled in the USA and offer random write performance of up to 90K IOPS and a maximum transfer rate of 555MB/s.
2014 is going to be a big year for storage as LSI will be releasing their Griffin controller. Mushkin’s latest Helix series of solid state drives will feature this controller and will be released later in 2014.
Mushkin, one of the leading producers of computer products, has made an official announcement unveiling the world’s fastest USB 3.0 flash drive. This USB 3.0 drive has been launched with the name tag of Ventura Ultra and as the name suggests, the speed and performance of this flash drive will be unmatchable. One of the most prominent reasons for its speed and performance is the fact that instead of utilizing the USB 2.0 platform, it utilizes the USB 3.0 which delivers higher performance and is 10 times faster and more efficient as compared to the USB 2.0.
Mushkin will be expanding both their Stealth and Redline memory lines with new 2800 MHz kits. These DDR3 kits will be available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB kits with timings of 12-14-14-35 at 1.65V. The Stealth line has a sleek black matte design and is made for value and performance. Redline on the other hand has a vibrant red design and is made for overclockers.
Jun 30, 2015 0