Average Bench: 83.6% (168th of 885)

Based on 2,381 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 16.4% 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 79.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 490MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 40.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 144MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47.4MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 490 520
341 Write 401 431
321 Mixed 434 466
98.5% 442 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 21.2 29
37.1 4K Write 79.7 115
11.3 4K Mixed 24 37.3
105% 41.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.9 DQ Read 144 275
61.9 DQ Write 206 293
11 DQ Mixed 47.4 73.4
71.6% 133 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
44GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 519
Write 393
Mixed 445
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 36.6
152% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 70.9
110% 206 MB/s
260GB free
Firmware: P1003B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 510
Write 400
Mixed 452
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 22.2
103% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 75.2
107% 196 MB/s
339GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 381
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 21.9
128% 53.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 61.2
50% 67.4 MB/s
782GB free
Firmware: P1225C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 423
Mixed 460
103% 462 MB/s
4K Read 14.9
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 12.3
78% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 15.1
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 61.4
67% 104 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,619,061 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $25019 mins
EbayUS $2605 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 12,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $201

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,395

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 21 months ago.

Very good

21 months ago.


Outstanding

12 months 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $146
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $200SanDisk Extreme 16GB $18
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