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 7,659 user samples
5,449 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% 528GB free
Worst Bench: 76% 396GB free
Poor: 76% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 869
2,210 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% 666GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 931GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 138th / 869
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
101 % Faster effective speed.
84.5 % -20%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
509 MB/s +3% 492 MB/s -3%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
462 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
403 MB/s -15%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.6 MB/s Much faster random read.
21.4 MB/s -52%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88.1 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
81.6 MB/s -8%
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
483 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
437 MB/s -11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
35 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
24.4 MB/s -43%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
530 MB/s +2% 521 MB/s -2%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
503 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
432 MB/s -16%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
41.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
29 MB/s -43%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
126 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
116 MB/s -9%
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
518 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
465 MB/s -11%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
49 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
37.4 MB/s -31%
Market Share
Based on 5,263,903 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % Hugely higher market share.
0.03 % -467%
Value For Money
107 % -6% 114 % Slightly better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % More popular.
54 % -28%
Price (score)
$361 -29% $255 Cheaper.
42 Months -17% 35 Months More recent.
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
381 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
275 MB/s -39%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
340 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
294 MB/s -16%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,249 Pts Stronger server IO.
997 Pts -25%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
190 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
73.8 MB/s -157%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
215 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
148 MB/s -45%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
234 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
211 MB/s -11%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
102 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
48.1 MB/s -112%

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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