Average Bench: 89.5% (252nd of 992)

Based on 3,846 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 10.5% 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 187MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.9MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 41.1%. 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 365MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,846 samples)
Min Avg Max
384 Read 472 512
324 Write 397 435
223 Mixed 292 331
249 SusWrite 365 430
85.6% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 22.6 29.8
33.4 4K Write 82.9 120
16.9 4K Mixed 33 44
121% 46.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
155 DQ Read 244 279
96.9 DQ Write 264 303
85.9 DQ Mixed 187 216
159% 232 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
124GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 431 433 432 433 268 MB/s
Read 506
Write 429
Mixed 314
SusWrite 402
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 43.7
159% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 198
174% 257 MB/s
495GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 438 438 439 439 439 MB/s
Read 512
Write 434
Mixed 309
SusWrite 438
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 40.1
141% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 199
175% 260 MB/s
702GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 377 381 390 391 390 MB/s
Read 497
Write 388
Mixed 306
SusWrite 384
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 34.4
117% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 180
146% 207 MB/s
354GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 360 427 266 247 434 MB/s
Read 503
Write 423
Mixed 335
SusWrite 339
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 27.3
106% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 186
155% 221 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,031,166 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $1354 mins
EbayUS $14323 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 16,828 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,059

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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

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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Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
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