Average Bench: 87.7% (350th of 1058)

Based on 9,359 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 12.2% 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 Mixed IO Speed 32.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 41.4%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 359MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,359 samples)
Min Avg Max
370 Read 475 513
323 Write 396 435
225 Mixed 295 330
212 SusWrite 359 432
85.5% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.4 4K Read 22.4 29.5
30.8 4K Write 77.3 110
19.4 4K Mixed 32.5 43
116% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
191 DQ Read 241 279
79 DQ Write 248 304
92.4 DQ Mixed 182 214
154% 224 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
639GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 414 415 417 415 418 MB/s
Read 481
Write 402
Mixed 308
SusWrite 415
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 68.7
4K Mixed 34.5
118% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 199
174% 257 MB/s
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 400 400 357 176 336 MB/s
Read 488
Write 386
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 344
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 24.3
4K Mixed 22.4
74% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 160
122% 167 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 51,173,711 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $15012 days
EbayUS $25612 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 6,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $908

Popular Reactor 1TB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 5 years ago.

Very good

5 years ago.


Outstanding

4 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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