Average Bench: 87.5% (326th of 1037)

Based on 6,548 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 12.4% 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 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 44.9%. 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 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,548 samples)
Min Avg Max
377 Read 473 513
310 Write 393 434
201 Mixed 292 329
233 SusWrite 363 430
85.3% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.2 4K Read 22.2 28.9
24.8 4K Write 77.1 115
17.4 4K Mixed 32.2 42.5
116% 43.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
181 DQ Read 241 279
68.2 DQ Write 247 305
76.2 DQ Mixed 179 214
152% 222 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
54GB free
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 440 155 188 200 109 MB/s
Read 508
Write 442
Mixed 332
SusWrite 254
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 29.2
110% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 217
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 208
171% 240 MB/s
930GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 314 338 363 370 368 MB/s
Read 424
Write 356
Mixed 264
SusWrite 330
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 15.7
4K Write 31.8
4K Mixed 20.9
67% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 155
124% 175 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,803,784 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $24623 mins
EbayUS $25610 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 2,841 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,193

Popular Reactor 1TB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 4 years ago.

Very good

4 years ago.


Outstanding

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 i7-9700K $290Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $505Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
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