Average Bench: 87.7% - 91st / 836

Based on 704 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDRE1TB, MKNSSDRE MKNSSDRE1TB, MKNSSDRE 1TB

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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Very good average bench

The Mushkin Reactor 1TB averaged just 12.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin Reactor 1TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 84.5MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.7MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 35%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 1TB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 168MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 704 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 491 518
337 Write 400 431
368 Mixed 436 463
98.6% 443 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 23.7 29.4
42.7 4K Write 84.5 117
15 4K Mixed 27.5 37.6
116% 45.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 168 274
68.2 DQ Write 215 293
15.2 DQ Mixed 49.5 72
77% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
811GB free
Firmware: O0821D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 341
Mixed 410
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 38.4
150% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 70.3
108% 204 MB/s
456GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 504
Write 416
Mixed 460
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 31.6
120% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 70.3
104% 195 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 427
Mixed 472
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 32.7
104% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 17.6
85% 191 MB/s
653GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 492
Write 425
Mixed 453
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 27.7
96% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 76.8
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 42.9
46% 74.1 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,131,577 SSDs tested.

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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 8,106 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,181

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

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Very good

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Outstanding

2 days ago.

Cheap, Effective, and Wow look at that 1TB of space 0-0 , good for having all your Steam games on.


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