Average Bench: 86.7% (225th of 956)

Based on 3,481 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 13.3% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 96.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 80.2MB/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 183MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 367MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
393 Read 488 521
337 Write 401 431
275 Mixed 388 463
258 SusWrite 367 426
92.4% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.1 4K Read 22.1 29.4
36.3 4K Write 80.2 113
12.6 4K Mixed 28.2 41.7
112% 43.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.2 DQ Read 183 277
64.4 DQ Write 224 298
13.2 DQ Mixed 96.9 205
103% 168 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
247GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 434 436 430 431 431 MB/s
Read 479
Write 428
Mixed 307
SusWrite 433
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 43.9
159% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 199
174% 257 MB/s
672GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 422 430 432 436 436 MB/s
Read 503
Write 433
Mixed 307
SusWrite 428
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 68.2
4K Mixed 33.9
118% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 198
174% 258 MB/s
511GB free
Firmware: P1003B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 362 395 403 391 395 MB/s
Read 463
Write 372
Mixed 310
SusWrite 382
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 15.4
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 26.1
104% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 220
180% 254 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,001,532 SSDs tested.


Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 2,484 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI 990FXA GAMING (MS-7893)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $541

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

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18 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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Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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