Average Bench: 85.2% (115th of 848)

Based on 1,015 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 14.8% 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 81.9MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 493MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 39.7%. 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 50.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,015 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 493 521
341 Write 403 431
368 Mixed 438 463
99.1% 445 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.1 4K Read 21.7 29
38.7 4K Write 81.9 119
11.4 4K Mixed 25 37.4
108% 42.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.1 DQ Read 162 276
63.5 DQ Write 205 292
11.5 DQ Mixed 50.2 75
75% 139 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
446GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 474
Write 418
Mixed 455
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 35.7
130% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 71.6
111% 209 MB/s
589GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 520
Write 387
Mixed 441
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 21.7
127% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 66.5
98% 179 MB/s
466GB free
Firmware: P1003B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 486
Write 393
Mixed 451
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 12.2
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 11.7
72% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 67.7
98% 181 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,574,185 SSDs tested.

 Prices

NeweggUS $249.992 days ago.
AmazonUS $259.991 day ago.
EbayUS $275.991 day ago.
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Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $207

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,391

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

The wait is over...

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17 hrs ago.

Not the best fuctionality, but very good value when compareed to pretty much any 1 tb ssd


Very good

11 months ago.


Outstanding

2 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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