Mushkin's Triactor, 480GB of TLC for ~$110

Subject: Storage | June 24, 2016 - 01:45 PM |
Tagged: Mushkin, Triactor, SM2256, tlc

At about $0.23/GB for the 480GB model it would be hard to find a less expensive SSD without waiting for a sale.  There are those who will refuse the drive because of the use of 256Gbit TLC SanDisk flash and the Silicon Motion SM2256K controller but those on the lookout for bargains should pop by The SSD Review for a look at the full performance review.  Apart from the expected poor performance with large constant write transfers this drive runs at a respectable pace when performing the common tasks you would require.

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"We've tested quite a few TLC based SSDs as of late, will the Mushkin Triactor show up the competition? Or will it lag behind in all its TLC "glory?" So far all we can say is that it sure does look cool. Read on as we analyze the new Mushkin Triactor 480GB in today's review!"

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June 24, 2016 | 02:38 PM - Posted by Butthurt Beluga

"There are those who will refuse the drive because of the use of 256Gbit TLC SanDisk flash and the Silicon Motion SM2256K controller... "

I have seen this around quite a bit lately but no explanation as to to why, so I ask: what exactly is wrong with TLC Flash in regards to an SSD?

Is it simply a cheaper quality component compared to others?

June 24, 2016 | 02:54 PM - Posted by Mobile_Dom

If i understand it correctly, because NAND cells have a certain number of write cycles, and TLC writes three bits cell, those cells has lower endurance than MLC (two bits per cell) and SLC (Single bit per cell).

TLC is also marginally slower, but vaaaaaaastly cheaper.

June 24, 2016 | 05:36 PM - Posted by RushLimbaughisyourdaddy (not verified)

Found an even better deal, a 480GB SSD for $93.99:

that comes out to about $0.20/GB

June 24, 2016 | 07:33 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

FINALLY! I have been waiting for this for so long! The 0.25 barrier has been finally broken through! It's the race to 0.18 and 0.15 from now. Here we gooo~!

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