Average Bench: 88.5% (341st of 1059)

Based on 9,565 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 11.4% 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 Mixed IO Speed 33.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 38.3%. 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 298MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 363MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,565 samples)
Min Avg Max
372 Read 471 511
323 Write 397 433
259 Mixed 298 328
244 SusWrite 363 433
85.8% 382 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 22.9 29
33.2 4K Write 78.8 111
19.9 4K Mixed 33.2 42.9
119% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
182 DQ Read 242 279
70.5 DQ Write 246 304
81.9 DQ Mixed 182 214
154% 223 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
172GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 435 432 433 433 433 MB/s
Read 508
Write 431
Mixed 316
SusWrite 433
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 42.8
153% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 200
176% 261 MB/s
235GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 396 396 403 402 401 MB/s
Read 470
Write 402
Mixed 307
SusWrite 398
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 41.7
4K Mixed 26.2
88% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 205
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 157
126% 178 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 59,026,394 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $1604 mins
EbayUS $25612 days
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 1,864 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $774

Popular Reactor 1TB compatible motherboards:

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 6 years ago.

Very good

6 years ago.


Outstanding

5 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 i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3070 $550Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $397Nvidia RTX 3050 $298Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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