Average Bench: 89.8% (231st of 980)

Based on 3,132 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 10.1% 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 184MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.5MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 42.4%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,132 samples)
Min Avg Max
376 Read 472 512
329 Write 396 434
249 Mixed 295 329
245 SusWrite 364 429
85.7% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.2 4K Read 22.8 30.2
38.2 4K Write 83.5 119
21.8 4K Mixed 33.9 44.9
122% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
130 DQ Read 240 279
87.7 DQ Write 261 303
46.7 DQ Mixed 184 214
157% 228 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
50GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 430 433 427 429 254 MB/s
Read 479
Write 411
Mixed 306
SusWrite 401
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 43.2
160% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 198
174% 258 MB/s
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 421 419 413 221 405 MB/s
Read 463
Write 417
Mixed 296
SusWrite 382
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 42.3
148% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 199
173% 256 MB/s
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1003B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 412 412 412 400 411 MB/s
Read 506
Write 422
Mixed 313
SusWrite 404
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 30.2
118% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 221
177% 248 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,454,808 SSDs tested.


Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 15,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 103%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 87%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $148

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 119% - Outstanding Total price: $1,051

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

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23 months 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 i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $320Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $204Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 16GB $22
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