Average Bench: 83.6% (354th of 1003)

Based on 1,257 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDE3480GB, MKNSSDE3 480GB

Very good average bench

The Mushkin ECO3 480GB averaged just 16.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin ECO3 480GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 212MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 41.6MB/s

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin ECO3 480GB is 45%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin ECO3 480GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 143MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 333MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,257 samples)
Min Avg Max
340 Read 457 508
194 Write 379 462
134 Mixed 333 392
122 SusWrite 143 156
73.3% 328 MB/s
Min Avg Max
20.2 4K Read 30.2 37.3
32.2 4K Write 80.3 120
20.5 4K Mixed 41.6 54.4
142% 50.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
39.2 DQ Read 279 356
79 DQ Write 275 336
42.7 DQ Mixed 212 261
177% 255 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
98GB free
Firmware: O1126A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 131 80 107 96 101 MB/s
Read 512
Write 457
Mixed 377
SusWrite 161
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.7
184% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 54.1
DQ Mixed 260
166% 196 MB/s
90GB free
Firmware: O1126A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 295 222 96 94 96 79 MB/s
Read 483
Write 429
Mixed 375
SusWrite 147
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 40.4
147% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 261
220% 319 MB/s
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P0330AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 110 235 159 125 163 MB/s
Read 418
Write 78.5
Mixed 151
SusWrite 189
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 40.9
134% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 228
183% 256 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,791,568 SSDs tested.


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Gaming 91%
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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,075

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7 months ago.

(Lifespan=15 months) Was using in Orico SATA3 to USB3 enclosure (orico 2588us3) for HD video editing with a gaming laptop with 2 internal SSDs. This was the drive for the source video. IT worked reasonably for about 15 months. Yesterday it began to malfunction for a few seconds while the laptop was rendering video output. This resulted in the appearance of a default image and no sound for several seconds in the output. Before regenerating the output, I decided to copying 6 additional MP4s to the Mushkin ssd. It died in the middle of this transfer, causing the computer to be difficult to reboot. luckily I only had a couple of video files on it that weren't backed up.

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