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500GB Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive EXPIRED

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Newegg via eBay has 500GB Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (MKNSSDRE500GB) on sale for $119.99. Shipping is free. Thanks maleorderbride
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Mushin 500GB MLC SSD at the lowest price I have seen in 6+ months via Newegg on eBay. This is a solid MLC SSD at a good price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mushkin-...2202473332

AnandTech review (of the 1TB): https://www.anandtech.com/show/89...d-review/8
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Pros: -Boot up is super fast most of the time
Cons: -Apparently some people are having problems with these SSDs "freezing" every once in awhile. Mine will freeze for about 10 to 15 seconds and then go back to normal. It happens randomly but happens a lot more when I'm playing games. About every 15 minutes or so (still random). This problem has persisted in two completely different PC builds (different mobo, ram, and cpu). My HDD worked fine in both of those builds. I have tried IDE and AHCI modes (IDE worked a little better) but it's supposed to be able to work best/fine in AHCI mode. I have also tried a windows recommended registry fix to no avail. And from what I can tell there is no firmware update for it. I have searched and searched and have found no way of fixing this problem so I'm guessing I probably just got a bad drive..
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$129.99 for Amazon 525gig Crucial SSD and $79.99 for 275gig 530/510 RW
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Reading is its strong point, writing is it's weak point. From: Tom's hardware review: "Sequential writes land about 80 MB/s lower than premium SSDs like SanDisk's Extreme Pro and Samsung's 850 Pro. With modern SSDs, you pay more for write speed and performance consistency." In addition to that, "At the same time, it's faster than several mainstream and performance-oriented SSDs. Expect to enjoy quick game level load times and speedy transfers from your Reactor SSD to other drives in your PC".
Reading is strong-- great for loading games but the drive is slow when writing to.
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Mushkin Reactor 500gb SSD only 119.99$+ Free Shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mushkin-...3.l4275.c1
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Is it still available with 10% ebay bucks?
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how is this not getting more attention? this is the best ssd deal yet for price/gb

is this a shitty/slow model or something?
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how is this not getting more attention? this is the best ssd deal yet for price/gb

is this a shitty/slow model or something?
There is nothing wrong with Mushkin Drives-- 3YR WARR, The problem with inexpensive SSD drives is usually the people that now afford to buy them
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How does this compare to the Samsung? I game heavily, is this reliable enough?
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How does this compare to the Samsung? I game heavily, is this reliable enough?
Pros: -Boot up is super fast most of the time
Cons: -Apparently some people are having problems with these SSDs "freezing" every once in awhile. Mine will freeze for about 10 to 15 seconds and then go back to normal. It happens randomly but happens a lot more when I'm playing games. About every 15 minutes or so (still random). This problem has persisted in two completely different PC builds (different mobo, ram, and cpu). My HDD worked fine in both of those builds. I have tried IDE and AHCI modes (IDE worked a little better) but it's supposed to be able to work best/fine in AHCI mode. I have also tried a windows recommended registry fix to no avail. And from what I can tell there is no firmware update for it. I have searched and searched and have found no way of fixing this problem so I'm guessing I probably just got a bad drive..
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Reading is its strong point, writing is it's weak point. From: Tom's hardware review: "Sequential writes land about 80 MB/s lower than premium SSDs like SanDisk's Extreme Pro and Samsung's 850 Pro. With modern SSDs, you pay more for write speed and performance consistency." In addition to that, "At the same time, it's faster than several mainstream and performance-oriented SSDs. Expect to enjoy quick game level load times and speedy transfers from your Reactor SSD to other drives in your PC".
Reading is strong-- great for loading games but the drive is slow when writing to.
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I've had 7 SSD drives in my life time. Only had a mushkin drive fail me. Maybe it was just bad luck. They did replace it under warranty, which I sold off. Just fyi.
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Thanks op got two.
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I would not get one being there are many others within the price range that are more reliable with better stats but this is a deal from what it has been priced at recently ... the whole market is flawed lately with no return in the near future
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I'll get this if no Samsung ones tomorrow
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I probably wouldn't put this as my main drive in my gaming rig, however for a budget computer, second drive, or laptop upgrade this is perfect. I've put one of these in my brothers laptop, and another in his desktop. They work great for him with no issues. I also have one in my wifes old 2011 macbook pro and it works great.
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$129.99 for Amazon 525gig Crucial SSD and $79.99 for 275gig 530/510 RW
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