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Mushkin Reactor 1TB SSD Review - Amazing price with good performance

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 10, 2014 5:57 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Mushkin

Sequential Mixed Read / Write Workloads

 

In this series of tests, we measure mixed workload performance. We start with 100% read and then add data writes to the mix until we get to 100% writes, in 10% increments. We believe this will be the next major area SSD manufactures will address after performance consistency.

 

Sequential Mixed Workload Bandwidth

 

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All SATA SSDs have a difficult time with our mixed workload test where we read and write data at the same time under different mixes. The Reactor gets very low at the 50% mix but this doesn't come as a surprise since other products with the same controller show the same level of performance.

 

Sequential 80% Read / 20% Write Bandwidth

 

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The 80% read / 20% write sequential mix best represents consumer workloads. As you can see many of the drives perform about the same in that mix although some drives do better than others. These tests are run with the drives in steady state, like if you edit a lot of high resolution video on the drive.

 

Random Mixed Workload Response Time

 

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In this series, we look at 4K random performance with 50% reads and 50% writes. The Mushkin Reactor 1TB does really well in these tests, much better than we expected.

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