Average Bench: 88.8% (283rd of 1011)

Based on 4,552 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 11.2% 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 181MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 81.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 45.7%. 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 4,552 samples)
Min Avg Max
367 Read 471 513
311 Write 394 435
201 Mixed 292 330
246 SusWrite 365 431
85.3% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14 4K Read 22.4 29.7
28.5 4K Write 81.2 117
20.1 4K Mixed 33 44.3
119% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
146 DQ Read 238 279
86.9 DQ Write 258 303
42 DQ Mixed 181 214
155% 225 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
901GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 425 434 437 437 436 MB/s
Read 510
Write 430
Mixed 317
SusWrite 430
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 38.1
131% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 199
174% 258 MB/s
732GB free
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 389 404 409 418 415 MB/s
Read 506
Write 410
Mixed 322
SusWrite 404
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 33.9
133% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 206
174% 251 MB/s
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 410 423 426 425 426 MB/s
Read 479
Write 422
Mixed 306
SusWrite 399
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 57
4K Mixed 30.8
104% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 198
173% 256 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,735,359 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $1352 days
EbayUS $19014 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 20,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,041

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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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CPUGPUSSD
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i5-9600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $233Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $78SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $82SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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