Average Bench: 84.3% (195th of 929)

Based on 3,099 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 15.6% 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 77.7MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 498MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 40.4%. 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 157MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 48.1MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,099 samples)
Min Avg Max
396 Read 498 521
359 Write 407 431
367 Mixed 442 466
100% 449 MB/s
Min Avg Max
12.8 4K Read 21.1 28.9
36.2 4K Write 77.7 111
11.6 4K Mixed 24.2 37.6
104% 41 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.5 DQ Read 157 274
63.1 DQ Write 207 292
11.3 DQ Mixed 48.1 74.2
73.6% 137 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
459GB free
Firmware: O1026A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 511
Write 411
Mixed 453
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 37.7
146% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 71.5
111% 210 MB/s
538GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 388
Mixed 438
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 33.9
127% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 62
103% 198 MB/s
538GB free
Firmware: N1007C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 516
Write 388
Mixed 441
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 33.9
128% 48.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 67.8
90% 161 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,222,605 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 9,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,532

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 2 years ago.

Very good

2 years ago.


Outstanding

16 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $413Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $160Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $125
Intel Core i5-8600K $222AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $177SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $911SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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