Average Bench: 90.2% (277th of 1016)

Based on 5,897 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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Excellent average bench

The Mushkin Reactor 1TB averaged just 9.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 182MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 41.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 292MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,897 samples)
Min Avg Max
388 Read 478 513
331 Write 398 435
212 Mixed 292 328
244 SusWrite 362 431
85.7% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 23.3 29.8
38.1 4K Write 83.6 119
19.6 4K Mixed 34 44.5
123% 47 MB/s
Min Avg Max
193 DQ Read 244 279
102 DQ Write 256 303
65 DQ Mixed 182 215
156% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
487GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 417 417 412 411 410 MB/s
Read 454
Write 394
Mixed 303
SusWrite 417
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 26.4
87% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 199
172% 254 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,682,322 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $19212 days
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 24,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,222

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 3 years ago.

Very good

3 years ago.


Outstanding

2 years 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 i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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