Average Bench: 88% (325th of 1040)

Based on 7,212 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]

Very good average bench

The Mushkin Reactor 1TB averaged just 12.0% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 177MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 41.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 1TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 291MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 365MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 7,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
375 Read 474 512
283 Write 389 433
205 Mixed 291 327
258 SusWrite 365 430
85.2% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 23.1 29.6
31.7 4K Write 76.2 111
20.1 4K Mixed 32.8 43.5
117% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
155 DQ Read 236 278
70.7 DQ Write 238 303
71 DQ Mixed 177 211
150% 217 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 425 283 408 57 100 MB/s
Read 517
Write 428
Mixed 318
SusWrite 283
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 45.5
168% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 200
174% 258 MB/s
931GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 429 430 432 431 432 MB/s
Read 498
Write 427
Mixed 313
SusWrite 416
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 75.1
4K Mixed 36.9
127% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 198
174% 258 MB/s
399GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 415 415 412 414 417 MB/s
Read 507
Write 402
Mixed 306
SusWrite 413
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 39.7
139% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 157
126% 176 MB/s
715GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 360 407 420 420 419 MB/s
Read 495
Write 408
Mixed 312
SusWrite 366
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 37.5
130% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 157
126% 177 MB/s
703GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 410 410 410 409 409 MB/s
Read 464
Write 392
Mixed 294
SusWrite 410
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 46
4K Mixed 28
93% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 157
126% 177 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,050,059 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $2462 months
EbayUS $2564 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 4,172 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 71%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,105

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

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3 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 i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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