Average Bench: 84.5% (135th of 862)

Based on 1,884 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 15.5% 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 80.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 494MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 40.3%. 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 153MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,884 samples)
Min Avg Max
379 Read 494 521
342 Write 401 431
358 Mixed 435 465
98.8% 443 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.3 4K Read 21.3 28.8
36.3 4K Write 80.8 117
11.2 4K Mixed 24.6 37.4
106% 42.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.4 DQ Read 153 275
70.1 DQ Write 210 294
11.3 DQ Mixed 50 74.5
74.5% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
448GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 413
Mixed 455
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 37.6
150% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 71.7
112% 212 MB/s
432GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 518
Write 425
Mixed 465
105% 469 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 29.7
120% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 72.1
91% 163 MB/s
292GB free
Firmware: P1003B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 479
Write 389
Mixed 435
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 23.5
112% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 44
DQ Mixed 36.8
54% 108 MB/s
156GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 514
Write 395
Mixed 442
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 31.2
105% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.8
DQ Write 75.6
DQ Mixed 50.8
39% 50.1 MB/s
499GB free
Firmware: O0821D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 517
Write 266
Mixed 351
83% 378 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 47
4K Mixed 15.5
78% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 73.1
DQ Mixed 44.5
48% 81.4 MB/s
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Gaming 106%
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,358

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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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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
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