Average Bench: 88.4% (145th of 921)

Based on 329 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDRE512GB, MKNSSDRE 512GB

Very good average bench

The Mushkin Reactor 512GB averaged just 11.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin Reactor 512GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 78.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 25.1MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 512GB is 39.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 160MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 50.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 329 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 495 523
325 Write 413 453
348 Mixed 445 480
101% 451 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 25.1 31.7
42.4 4K Write 78.9 117
16.9 4K Mixed 28.8 41.4
117% 44.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.6 DQ Read 160 275
56.6 DQ Write 193 293
16.9 DQ Mixed 50.8 73.6
73.1% 135 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: O1026A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 521
Write 426
Mixed 472
105% 473 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 41.4
141% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 247
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 71.7
104% 192 MB/s
237GB free
Firmware: O102 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 504
Write 424
Mixed 438
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 33.7
123% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 71.1
95% 172 MB/s
393GB free
Firmware: O1026A
Read 525
Write 427
Mixed 472
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 59.2
4K Mixed 36.7
120% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 65.1
66% 109 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,471,072 SSDs tested.


Approx. $164 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 512GB Builds (Compare 6,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $885

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