The maker of RAM and solid storage devices, Mushkin , continues to improve its SSD catalog. Now it has just presented its new Solid Reactor Armor 3D discs made with the latest NAND flash technology. These new discs will come to market with internal storage capacities of up to 960 GB.
In the height of the splendor of the old Intel Core 2. Mushkin was a manufacturer that has just arrived on the market and settle in a lot of equipment manufacturing. unfortunately little by little, this brand end up disappearing almost completely from the shops.
Ractor Armor 3D combines excellent features with even better prices
It comes with the 7-inch thick 7-inch form factor with 6 Gbps SATA interface. These drives combine Silicon Motion SM2258 controllers with NAND 3D MLC flash. The drives are available in 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB models. All three offer sequential read speeds of up to 565 MB/s. The sequential write speeds are up to 300 MB/s, 500 MB/s. And 510 MB/s for the 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB models, respectively.
In addition to the 4K random read, performance is rated at up to 63,000 IOPS for the 240GB model of Reactor Armor 3D. With up to 80,000 IOPS for the 480GB. And up to 77,000 IOPS for the 960GB model of Reactor Armor 3D. Also, the 4K random write performance of the drives has a capacity of up to 70,000 IOPS for the 240GB model. And 80,000 IOPS for the 480GB and 960GB models.
As with all SMI-based drives technology in Reactor Armor 3D, the Armor3D Reactor offers ECC LPDC and SLC cache. Which treats a small portion of the NLC MLC flash as SLC and juggles frequently accessed data in and out of it to improve the performance.
All units Reactor Armor 3D are backed by 3-year warranties and could replace the current Reactor series of the product stack. We expect the cost around 90 $ for the 240 GB model. And 160 $ for the 480 GB and 270 $ for the 960 GB model.