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Mushkin Displays Reactor Armor3D SSD – CES 2017 Update

We met today with Mushkin in a suite at the MGM. One of their new items on display was the Reactor Armor3D solid-state drive. This drive features 3D MLC NAND paired with a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller.  It is available in capacities ranging from 240GB all the way up to 2TB.

muhskin-reactor-armor3d-front-viewThe Reactor Armor3D is rated for sequential read speeds of up to 565MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 525MB/s. Random 4K read speeds are listed as up to 90,000 IOPS, with random 4K write speeds of up to 80,000 IOPS.

mushkin-reactor-armor3d-rear-view-2This drive is a little bit unique in that it offers user-upgradable firmware. It features built-in BCH ECC error correction code, as well as supporting S.M.A.R.T. drive performance and health monitoring attributes. It is rated for a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 1.5 million hours.  It will be backed by a 3-year limited warranty.  Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

mushkin-reactor-armor3d-ssd-specs-chartStay tuned for further developments as we continue our meetings and explorations here at CES 2017.

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