Average Bench: 88.5% (356th of 1074)

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.


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.


Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 298MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 363MB/s

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 BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
918GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 240 243 242 240 242 MB/s
Read 375
Write 433
Mixed 311
SusWrite 241
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 37.5
128% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 46.2
45% 68.8 MB/s
453GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 333 321 333 334 335 MB/s
Read 487
Write 360
Mixed 272
SusWrite 331
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 27.1
4K Mixed 21.6
76% 23.7 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 88.2
DQ Mixed 148
114% 160 MB/s
301GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 344 337 334 339 343 MB/s
Read 466
Write 174
Mixed 316
SusWrite 340
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 19.7
74% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 31.3
DQ Mixed 159
105% 130 MB/s
24GB free
Firmware: P1225C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 235 233 255 256 157 MB/s
Read 315
Write 302
Mixed 239
SusWrite 225
61% 271 MB/s
4K Read 10.8
4K Write 44.5
4K Mixed 17
62% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 196
159% 223 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 75,996,230 SSDs tested


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MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 3,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $640

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

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7 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 i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $124Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $549Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $45SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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