Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. NAND: Micron 16nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 13,495 user samples
12,283 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% 852GB free
Worst Bench: 75% 185GB free
Poor: 75% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 850
1,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% 207GB free
Worst Bench: 65% 824GB free
Poor: 65% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 118th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
98 % Faster effective speed.
85.1 % -15%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
500 MB/s +1% 496 MB/s -1%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
396 MB/s -2% 404 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.7 MB/s Hugely faster random read.
21.4 MB/s -81%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
81.6 MB/s -2% 83.6 MB/s +2%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
404 MB/s -9% 439 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
24.4 MB/s -43%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s +0% 521 MB/s -0%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s -3% 429 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
48.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
28.9 MB/s -67%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
112 MB/s -4% 117 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
427 MB/s -8% 461 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
37.5 MB/s -42%
Market Share
Based on 2,859,716 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.31 % Hugely higher market share.
0.15 % -773%
Value For Money
111 % +1% 110 % -1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % More popular.
55 % -16%
Price (score)
$320 -16% $270 Cheaper.
29 Months -7% 27 Months Slightly more recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
275 MB/s -38%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
288 MB/s -1% 292 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,180 Pts Stronger server IO.
996 Pts -19%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
137 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
75 MB/s -83%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
214 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
157 MB/s -36%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
214 MB/s +4% 205 MB/s -4%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
86.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
49.6 MB/s -74%

The Mushkin Reactor features the same Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller found on both the Crucial BX100 and the Transcend SSD370. All three drives also feature Micron MLC NAND and consequently they all share a similar (and strong) performance profile. These drives were the last batch (early 2015) of budget drives to utilize MLC rather than TLC NAND and as a result they all have reasonably strong sustained write speeds. The more recent trend for budget drives is to utilize a small SLC write cache coupled with TLC NAND, a combination which results in severe write speed degradation upon cache exhaustion. The Mushkin Reactor doesn’t have this problem and both the 500GB and 1TB Reactors only lag the market leading 850 Evo slightly on performance. At today’s prices the 1TB Reactor offers better value for money than the market leading Samsung 850 Evo (compare them). See the current market leaders here[May '16 SSDrivePro]


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