Average Bench: 88% (345th of 1058)

Based on 9,491 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 11.9% 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 180MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.7MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 1TB is 43%. 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 293MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 364MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 9,491 samples)
Min Avg Max
378 Read 474 513
315 Write 394 434
248 Mixed 293 329
234 SusWrite 364 431
85.5% 381 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.1 4K Read 22.9 29.4
30.7 4K Write 76.4 110
19.7 4K Mixed 32.7 43.2
117% 44 MB/s
Min Avg Max
172 DQ Read 240 279
74.5 DQ Write 244 304
93.1 DQ Mixed 180 212
152% 221 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
799GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 414 412 409 414 412 MB/s
Read 503
Write 410
Mixed 299
SusWrite 412
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 38.3
133% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 157
126% 177 MB/s
526GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P1003B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 381 401 407 409 410 MB/s
Read 507
Write 409
Mixed 296
SusWrite 398
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 29.9
112% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 213
173% 242 MB/s
166GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 384 388 394 392 194 MB/s
Read 462
Write 372
Mixed 282
SusWrite 354
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 25.8
85% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 154
123% 173 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,556,901 SSDs tested.


MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $2391 month
EbayUS $25624 mins
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 5,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,220

Popular Reactor 1TB compatible motherboards:

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

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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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