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Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDRE1TB

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  • 2.5"
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Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive is an ideal SSD solution with high storage capacity and incredible speeds. It is available in capacities up to 2TB, and performs excellently in both sequential and random read/write speeds. Now step up to the Reactor LT SSD, and enjoy faster boot-up, more responsive multitasking, better gameplay and more. It is designed, assembled and tested in USA for the best combination of quality and performance.

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Capacity and Performance

Jaws will barely have time to drop. The Reactor LT SSD provides the extreme performance benefits of a solid-state drive, while enabling the big data capacity of mechanical hard drives. The Reactor LT SSD features the Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller which enables data transfer speeds of up to 560 MBps read and 305 MBps write.

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Multi-tasking at Its Best

Mushkin's U.S.A. designed Atlas Deluxe transforms your ultra-portable or desktop workstation to run all your essential programs at the same time without sacrificing performance.

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Shock-resistant Construction

The Reactor LT SSD is shock-resistant, designed for continued reliable function in a laptop or notebook computer.

TRIM Support

The REACTOR SSD is TRIM support when used with compatible operating system.

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Designed & Engineered in the U.S.A.

Not many manufacturers can say they design, assemble and test their products in the U.S.A. But Mushkin has been engineering its products in the U.S.A. since its inception in 1994. That means, for more than 20 years, Mushkin has been uniting all aspects of performance to engineer something you can't get from a spec sheet.


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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5/ 5
Just purchased and have had it for a short time.

Pros: -Fast (SSD fast)
-Cost is fair for the amount of space.

Cons: -None right now (Have had it for about two weeks so will revisit my rating if it has a problem.)

Other Thoughts: - Took more than the 7 business days to get to me. Came from California to the East Coast on the slowest truck ever and sat in my state for about 3 days before it shipped for delivery. (My only knock and thats probably not on Mushkin but Newegg.)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Product

Pros: Zero issues, great performance, great price

Cons: nothing

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a low cost SSD upgrade this is an excellent option

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Backwards Compatibility May be Problematic

Pros: - Fast
- Good capacity
- Relatively inexpensive

Cons: I bought this to upgrade the capacity of a small, low-powered Linux server which provides network attached storage. The hardware in the system is slightly older and somewhat unusual -- an Intel D945GSEJT Johnstown Mainboard that I bought in 2009. It's equipped with SATA2 (3 GB/s), whereas this drive is SATA3 (6 GB/s).

In theory SATA3 is backward compatible with SATA2. I put the old and new hard drives into a third system together and used Clonezilla and GParted to first copy the old, smaller HD data onto the new, larger SSD, and then expand the partitions to use the newly available space. For a short while everything worked; but just a few days after the switch, the system went down and failed to boot with the message "error: invalid arch independent ELF magic." This indicated that the boot sector had somehow become corrupt. I fixed it by booting off a USB stick and replacing the MBR. While I was at it I ran file system checks using fsck, and it found a number of errors on two of my partitions.

After the fix, it worked for a few more days, and then went down for good. This time it would get part way through the boot process and then die with a kernel panic indicating that the kernel couldn't mount the root file system. I booted off a USB stick again and checked the partitions for errors, and found thousands upon thousands of them. Having fsck correct the errors unfortunately did not restore the system to a usable state.

And so, in the end, I took the SSD out and went back to the trusty 320 GB Western Digital Scorpion Black that had been running flawlessly for years. It booted right up and is running happily once again. I've lost some data -- nothing irreplaceable, and not a lot of it, but it's annoying nonetheless.

I do not know for certain what caused the issues I encountered. It might be I got a lemon. It might be that I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS immediately after cloning the drive over -- perhaps something in the new OS version suffered a bug that messed everything up. Or it could be that the SATA2 motherboard and the SATA3 drive were not fully compatible somehow. I don't know.

Regardless, this has been a serious pain. I'm out about $130 and about two weeks of annoyance. So be advised: if you plan to use this drive with older hardware, make sure you have backups of any crucial data first!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great so far

Pros: On the lower end of the price point for 1 TB drives.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I've bought three of these drives now for my systems. The first one over a year ago as my Game disk for my 8700k build. Been working flawlessly for over a year now. Get them on sale and they're a great deal.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
I always love Mushkin stuff....

Pros: I always love Mushkin Ram, I am sure their ssd will be just fine for my needs. This is just a extra drive for my server, I won't be able to speak much of speeds or anything because I will never notice it in all Honesty

Cons: I am NOT SURE WHO IS SHIPPING THIS.....but 10 days shipping to make it thru one state? California to Washington....I ordered 7 days ago, just checked tracking and it has now made it to Oregon....they say in another 3 days it may actually make it to my door. What the heck people.... 10 days shipping for something you could shove in a envelope and put a stamp on it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Keeps getting recognized as a removable not a solid state.

Pros: cheap

Cons: doesn't format correctly

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I apologize for the issue that you’re having with our Mushkin SSD. Our customer and technical support are here to assist you with troubleshooting your issue. If we cannot find a resolution, we will be more than happy to replace your drive. Please don’t hesitate to email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868. Our support hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6pm (CST).

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Simple review, OVER 2 years & going Strong! Ordered a 2nd...

Pros: Fast, works perfect, no issues. “Bang for the Buck”

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this SSD.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Running fine for 3+ years

Pros: No issues after 3+ years. Heavy use as a Steam/game drive

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I've owned 7 or 8 Mushkins over the past 6 or 7 years, and they all continue to work. From early SATA II 200ish gig ones, to now 1 and 2 TB ones. I've used them in laptops, desktops, and servers.. as main OS drives, as video editing drives, game drives, and other misc work. I even ran 3 of my older 200ish gig ones in a RAID 0 for quite some time to try and do insane fast game loading times, which worked great.. but then I ended up re-purposing them for other projects.
All I'm getting at is, through various conditions and usage, with different models, I have never had one fail or have errors - they still all run strong.

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