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How does this compare against their reactor series?
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How does this compare against their reactor series?
This is 3D NAND which is better than what the reactor had. Good speeds and okay IOPS.

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Amazon has this for $234.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XNL63Q [amazon.com] so the Price is not much of discount especially since Newegg charges Sales Tax here and Amazon is being sold by a 3rd Party Seller so no Sales Tax for me. Also, I would pass on TLC Flash as it is the cheapest quality SSD Flash and prone to much higher failure rates. The same seller on Amazon has the MLC version for sale for $257.99 @ https:/www.amazon.com/Mushkin-REACTOR-Internal-Solid-MKNSSDRE1TB/dp/B00PAFJJRA.
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regurgitating common knowledge and spreading misinformation.
endurance is dependent also on the controller and the SLC/DRAM cache,
this SSD includes an SLC cache which improves performance and endurance

3D TLC can easily outperform planar MLC given the right controller/cache combination

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Amazon has this for $234.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077XNL63Q [amazon.com] so the Price is not much of discount especially since Newegg charges Sales Tax here and Amazon is being sold by a 3rd Party Seller so no Sales Tax for me. Also, I would pass on TLC Flash as it is the cheapest quality SSD Flash and prone to much higher failure rates. The same seller on Amazon has the MLC version for sale for $257.99 @ https:/www.amazon.com/Mushkin-REACTOR-Internal-Solid-MKNSSDRE1TB/dp/B00PAFJJRA.
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regurgitating common knowledge and spreading misinformation.
endurance is dependent also on the controller and the SLC/DRAM cache,
this SSD includes an SLC cache which improves performance and endurance

3D TLC can easily outperform planar MLC given the right controller/cache combination
Understand your comment, but there is a reason MLC is more expensive and why SLC is used in intensive read/write applications.
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Understand your comment, but there is a reason MLC is more expensive and why SLC is used in intensive read/write applications.
again more expensive <> better if the difference doesn't offer better performance. TBW or longer wty as a result for the user
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How does this compare against their reactor series?
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This is 3D NAND which is better than what the reactor had. Good speeds and okay IOPS.

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According to this [userbenchmark.com], Reactor was faster- often significantly. It looks like that could be down to Reactor having MLC vs the Triactor's TLC.
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I can't speak to the quality of Mushkin SDD's, but my Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E500B/AM) which uses TLC NAND died in 2 years of medium use at worst. They did replace it under the 5 year warranty, but the entire drive was lost. That's why I am staying away from TLC. Of course, YMMV.
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wrong drive, you're comparing to the planar TLC version - this is 3D.

SLC cache alone should improve random IOPS

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According to this [userbenchmark.com], Reactor was faster- often significantly. It looks like that could be down to Reactor having MLC vs the Triactor's TLC.
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wrong drive, you're comparing to the planar TLC version - this is 3D.

SLC cache alone should improve random IOPS
True, though I can't find a single actual review of the Reactor OR Triactor once Mushkin switched to 3D, let alone a comparison of the planar vs 3D versions. I could be reading too much into it, but I feel like if it were a significant upgrade, Mushkin would've issued press samples to get the word out.

And the planar Triactor already had SLC caching: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/mus...691-2.html. Comparing the specs there against the 3D's press docs, peak IOPS only rose from R85k/W87k up to R90k/W85k, which is pretty inconsequential. Write bandwidth seems to be the only spec that got a real upgrade.
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It's supposed to be 480GB for 129.99

I thought I was going crazy because 256 for 130 is not good.
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