Average Bench: 88.5% (353rd of 1071)

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 Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
279GB free
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 436 436 435 436 435 MB/s
Read 512
Write 413
Mixed 329
SusWrite 436
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 47.5
172% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 201
175% 258 MB/s
441GB free
Firmware: P1003B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 401 403 405 400 400 MB/s
Read 515
Write 407
Mixed 323
SusWrite 402
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 30.4
131% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 218
177% 248 MB/s
153GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 296 348 360 390 51 344 MB/s
Read 482
Write 382
Mixed 2.2
SusWrite 298
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 33.2
115% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 159
128% 181 MB/s
80GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 357 367 359 221 385 MB/s
Read 393
Write 344
Mixed 266
SusWrite 342
76% 336 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 23
78% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 190
163% 239 MB/s
272GB free
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 305 330 344 175 260 MB/s
Read 401
Write 319
Mixed 266
SusWrite 288
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 31.1
89% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 155
124% 174 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Feb '15
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Typical Reactor 1TB Builds (Compare 3,175 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: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $623

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

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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 i5-13600K $310Nvidia RTX 4060 $290Crucial MX500 250GB $28
Intel Core i5-12400F $150Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $397Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $60
Intel Core i5-12600K $205Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $43SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $50G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $381SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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