Average Bench: 86.9% - 90th / 814

Based on 665 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 13.0% 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 82.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.6MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 35.8%. 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 162MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 49MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 665 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 488 516
333 Write 399 429
350 Mixed 434 462
98.1% 441 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 23.6 29.4
42.8 4K Write 82.6 115
15.2 4K Mixed 27.4 37.7
115% 44.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.6 DQ Read 162 274
67.7 DQ Write 210 292
14.8 DQ Mixed 49 71.8
75.1% 140 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
898GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 431
Mixed 461
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 33.1
142% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 22.2
82% 178 MB/s
124GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 387
Mixed 437
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 32.7
119% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 69.2
106% 199 MB/s
380GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 428
Mixed 460
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 22.6
125% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 29.5
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 22.3
31% 54 MB/s
754GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 500
Write 430
Mixed 459
103% 463 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 18.6
91% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 24.9
DQ Write 64.7
DQ Mixed 68.3
45% 52.6 MB/s

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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 7,208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,222

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

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