Average Bench: 83.7% (195th of 921)

Based on 2,669 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 16.2% 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 78.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 493MB/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.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 151MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 47.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,669 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 493 521
349 Write 404 432
341 Mixed 437 468
99.1% 445 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.7 4K Read 20.9 28.8
40.2 4K Write 78.3 112
11.4 4K Mixed 24 37.3
104% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.7 DQ Read 151 273
66.2 DQ Write 208 293
11 DQ Mixed 47.3 74.1
72.7% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
789GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 512
Write 420
Mixed 461
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 70
4K Mixed 25.1
106% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 55.9
61% 96.3 MB/s
822GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 503
Write 425
Mixed 456
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 17.8
83% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 17.5
48% 101 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,448,144 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 14,122 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,341

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 23 months ago.

Very good

23 months ago.


Outstanding

14 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 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $193SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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