Average Bench: 83.4% (384th of 1026)

Based on 190 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDST480GB, MKNSSDST 480GB

Very good average bench

The Mushkin Striker 480GB averaged just 16.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin Striker 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 23.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Striker 480GB is 49.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Striker 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 51.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 20.6MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 190 samples)
Min Avg Max
275 Read 464 522
303 Write 441 505
236 Mixed 397 502
149 SusWrite 343 486
92.6% 411 MB/s
Min Avg Max
15.3 4K Read 23.6 31
34.8 4K Write 74 108
9.51 4K Mixed 20.6 40.4
101% 39.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.9 DQ Read 215 353
57.2 DQ Write 227 357
9.43 DQ Mixed 51.4 186
85.4% 164 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 351 302 73 381 222 MB/s
Read 481
Write 459
Mixed 313
SusWrite 228
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 35
127% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 63.1
82% 150 MB/s
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 342 177 156 439 358 MB/s
Read 358
Write 441
Mixed 311
SusWrite 310
80% 355 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 33.8
122% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 63.8
87% 158 MB/s
316GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM01.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 439 443 412 411 403 MB/s
Read 420
Write 424
Mixed 286
SusWrite 413
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 32.6
4K Mixed 19.2
65% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 59.3
117% 235 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,454,362 SSDs tested.


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Typical Striker 480GB Builds (Compare 10,181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 50%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 49%

Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $945

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