Average Bench: 89.9% (334th of 1074)

Based on 923 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDRE512GB, MKNSSDRE 512GB

Very good average bench

The Mushkin Reactor 512GB averaged just 10.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin Reactor 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 174MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 36.8MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Reactor 512GB is 42.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Reactor 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 291MB/s
Avg. Sustained Write Speed 342MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 923 samples)
Min Avg Max
357 Read 469 513
281 Write 390 440
105 Mixed 291 344
176 SusWrite 342 435
83.6% 373 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.3 4K Read 26.1 34
30.9 4K Write 79.3 111
25.1 4K Mixed 36.8 48
129% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
180 DQ Read 251 279
52.9 DQ Write 224 303
50.7 DQ Mixed 174 205
148% 216 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
191GB free
Firmware: O1026A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 435 439 442 442 442 MB/s
Read 517
Write 439
Mixed 353
SusWrite 438
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 50.4
177% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 45
DQ Mixed 75.1
76% 130 MB/s
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 402 415 420 426 423 MB/s
Read 468
Write 408
Mixed 304
SusWrite 415
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 80.3
4K Mixed 37.3
130% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 199
172% 253 MB/s
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 396 406 410 409 410 MB/s
Read 505
Write 411
Mixed 308
SusWrite 404
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 37.1
128% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 170
DQ Mixed 156
125% 175 MB/s
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1007C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 401 400 376 403 409 MB/s
Read 503
Write 408
Mixed 310
SusWrite 396
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 37.4
130% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 157
126% 176 MB/s
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MSRP ≈ $164 @ launch in Feb '15
AmazonUS $2804 years
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Typical Reactor 512GB Builds (Compare 375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
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Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $958

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