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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,957 user samples
2,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% 645GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 200GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 836
704 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 313GB free
Worst Bench: 68% 615GB free
Poor: 68% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 91st / 836
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
99.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
87.7 % -13%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s +2% 491 MB/s -2%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
452 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
400 MB/s -13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
30.9 MB/s Much faster random read.
23.7 MB/s -30%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
82.9 MB/s -2% 84.5 MB/s +2%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
474 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
436 MB/s -9%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.9 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
27.5 MB/s -27%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
528 MB/s +2% 518 MB/s -2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
501 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
431 MB/s -16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
38.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
29.4 MB/s -32%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
117 MB/s -6%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
517 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
463 MB/s -12%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.9 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
37.6 MB/s -35%
Market Share
Based on 2,131,577 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 0% 0.2 % 0%
Value For Money
96.9 % -24% 120 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % More popular.
55 % -25%
Price (score)
$400 -38% $250 Much cheaper.
31 Months -23% 24 Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
381 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
274 MB/s -39%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
341 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
293 MB/s -16%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,242 Pts Stronger server IO.
996 Pts -25%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
176 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
72 MB/s -144%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
220 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
168 MB/s -31%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
233 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
215 MB/s -8%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
103 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
49.5 MB/s -108%

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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