Average Bench: 59% (538th of 873)

Based on 446 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR240GB, MKNSSDCR 240GB, MKNSSDCR 240GB-7, MKNSSDCR240GB-7

In today's market the only thing the Mushkin Chronos has going for it is the fact that it is an SSD and as such considerably faster than a regular hard drive. Compared to other SSDs this drive is right at the bottom of the pack. Thanks to the combination of its now aged Sandforce controller and the use of Asynchronous Flash Memory, the Chronos has a real world speed of just 224 MBps. Its AS SSD total score of 487 is also the worst I have seen to date on a 240 GB SSD. To be fair this drive is over two years old which equates to around four generations in the very fast moving SSD space. There are far better value for money alternatives available. [Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

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Average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 240GB averaged 41.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 75.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 439MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 240GB is 33.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 87.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 29.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 446 samples)
Min Avg Max
308 Read 439 510
129 Write 195 281
128 Mixed 235 320
63.5% 290 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.67 4K Read 18.9 31.1
34.3 4K Write 75.3 113
4.88 4K Mixed 11.9 18.8
83.7% 35.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.9 DQ Read 87.9 238
43.3 DQ Write 154 237
6.52 DQ Mixed 29.5 68.4
48.2% 90.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 5,195,791 SSDs tested.

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $697

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Controller: LSI Sandforce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: INTEL Asynchronous 25NM MLC.

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The drive is reliable, and certainly faster than the Disk drive it replaced. However, I was disappointed by the ATTO benchmarks used to rate it, which of course give the illusion that this is a 500 mb + contender. My Crystalmark scores are more like 180mb range (read, less for write). I have my Steam library on this drive. My boot/OS drive is a Samsung 840 (not the pro) and it hits the 500 mb range consistently. This drive uses Asynchronous memory. For those that don't know, the tiers of memory speed are from slowest to fastest: Asynchronous, Synchronous, Toggle. —Sep '14


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