While not quite within Ryan's Law, the Mushkin Reactor 1TB model usually sells for around $240. As the price implies this drive uses MLC flash but the three year warranty should be enough to see you to your next upgrade. The Tech Report decided to test out the drive to ensure users were getting performance as well as a great value. The results speak for themselves, with better performance than expected.
"Mushkin's Reactor 1TB SSD is a frequent star of our weekly deals posts. We put it to the test to see whether it offers high performance along with its low price tag."
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MLC(2), or TLC(MLC(3))?
MLC(2), or TLC(MLC(3))? MLC(multi-level cell) NAND flash can more states states than SLC or MLC(2), with the way marketing is using/abusing the MLC name after all that TLC memory retention problems suff happening!
MLC without the (2), or (3) = obfuscation, especially after bad firmware algorithms gave TLC a bad name!
TLC/MLC(3) = leave it be!
0.22$ is bretty gud and would
0.22$ is bretty gud and would definitely affect the entire price range worldwide market-wise, but it’s not THAT good as to interest me personally highly enough into buying these. I’m waiting when it drops to “0.18~0.20$ across the entire range” mark, only then I’ll be seriously considering in getting SSDs with capacities more than 512GB. So far, though, half-of-a-TB is more than enough, both capacity and price/performance ratio-wise.