Average Bench: 88.8% (334th of 1058)

Based on 8,175 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 11.2% 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 177MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 38.7%. 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 296MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 371MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,175 samples)
Min Avg Max
395 Read 478 513
334 Write 396 433
257 Mixed 296 328
254 SusWrite 371 431
86.4% 385 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.7 4K Read 23.1 29.3
31 4K Write 76.4 113
20.1 4K Mixed 33 43.3
118% 44.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
157 DQ Read 238 279
85.6 DQ Write 243 303
74 DQ Mixed 177 211
151% 219 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 407 409 263 321 258 MB/s
Read 502
Write 406
Mixed 323
SusWrite 344
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 39
133% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 159
126% 176 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,719,107 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $2465 months
EbayUS $25613 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 4,784 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,107

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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

4 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 i5-11400F $173Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $48
Intel Core i5-11600K $265Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $316Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
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