Average Bench: 84.2% (131st of 853)

Based on 1,360 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 15.7% 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 83MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 496MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 38.6%. 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 146MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,360 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 496 521
342 Write 403 430
362 Mixed 436 462
99.1% 445 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 21.2 29.2
41.3 4K Write 83 118
10.9 4K Mixed 23.9 37.5
107% 42.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.5 DQ Read 146 274
68.2 DQ Write 201 292
11.5 DQ Mixed 49 75
71.8% 132 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
668GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 515
Write 384
Mixed 435
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 32.4
119% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 72
105% 197 MB/s
337GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 420
Mixed 455
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 18.5
96% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 42
66% 117 MB/s
385GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 505
Write 374
Mixed 444
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 19.5
105% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.4
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 19.7
29% 51.9 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,271,260 SSDs tested.

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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 9,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,417

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

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Very good

14 months ago.


Outstanding

5 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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