Average Bench: 86.1% (107th of 848)

Based on 864 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]


Very good average bench

The Mushkin Reactor 1TB averaged just 13.9% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.6MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 22.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 39.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 170MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 864 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 488 518
338 Write 402 431
358 Mixed 436 463
98.5% 442 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 22.5 29.4
39.5 4K Write 81.6 118
11.7 4K Mixed 26.3 37.3
111% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.3 DQ Read 170 275
65.7 DQ Write 210 293
12.4 DQ Mixed 50.8 74.8
77% 144 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
798GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 502
Write 419
Mixed 457
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 37.6
138% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 65.5
106% 202 MB/s
535GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 419
Mixed 460
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 32.9
136% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 18.3
86% 192 MB/s
494GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 499
Write 420
Mixed 455
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 86.5
4K Mixed 32.7
128% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 20.8
76% 167 MB/s
284GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 518
Write 424
Mixed 455
104% 466 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 73.1
4K Mixed 33.6
121% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 72
85% 147 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,386,282 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,182

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

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

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