Average Bench: 89.6% (207th of 959)

Based on 3,580 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 10.3% 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 179MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 83.2MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 41.9%. 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 295MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,580 samples)
Min Avg Max
355 Read 468 513
308 Write 391 433
228 Mixed 295 331
229 SusWrite 364 427
85.2% 380 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.5 4K Read 22.9 29.7
38.1 4K Write 83.2 117
19 4K Mixed 33.6 44.2
122% 46.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
30.6 DQ Read 238 278
83.3 DQ Write 262 301
39 DQ Mixed 179 213
154% 226 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 175 431 341 153 103 MB/s
Read 487
Write 428
Mixed 313
SusWrite 267
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 41.9
150% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 199
173% 254 MB/s
866GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 415 419 422 417 426 MB/s
Read 486
Write 442
Mixed 319
SusWrite 415
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 24.6
94% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 213
176% 251 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,081,289 SSDs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $14830 mins
EbayUS $1599 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 12,905 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X370-PRO - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $1,067

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 Comments

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

The wait is over...

Added 2 years ago.

Very good

2 years ago.


Outstanding

20 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 $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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