Average Bench: 89.5% (275th of 1011)

Based on 5,869 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 10.4% 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 182MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 40%. 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 289MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 362MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,869 samples)
Min Avg Max
373 Read 473 513
317 Write 395 437
109 Mixed 289 328
240 SusWrite 362 431
85.1% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 23 29.8
38 4K Write 82.5 118
20.9 4K Mixed 33.6 44.1
122% 46.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
159 DQ Read 241 278
104 DQ Write 258 303
54.8 DQ Mixed 182 214
155% 227 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
268GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 435 437 436 334 342 MB/s
Read 508
Write 434
Mixed 310
SusWrite 403
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 41.2
148% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 198
172% 252 MB/s
88GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 348 426 428 276 386 MB/s
Read 510
Write 428
Mixed 315
SusWrite 369
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 41.8
144% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 199
173% 256 MB/s
478GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 399 401 400 399 399 MB/s
Read 497
Write 398
Mixed 311
SusWrite 399
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 37.7
139% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 199
175% 260 MB/s
778GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0614D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 427 431 434 437 431 MB/s
Read 498
Write 435
Mixed 318
SusWrite 431
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 28.1
110% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 202
168% 240 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,851,387 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $1609 secs
EbayUS $2027 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 22,833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,275

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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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