Average Bench: 59.2% (521st of 862)

Based on 409 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 40.7% 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 75.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 435MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 240GB is 33.3%. 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 90.8MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.5MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 409 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 435 509
133 Write 195 302
133 Mixed 234 323
63.2% 288 MB/s
Min Avg Max
6.67 4K Read 19.2 31.1
39.9 4K Write 75.8 112
4.68 4K Mixed 12.1 19.2
84.8% 35.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.1 DQ Read 90.8 251
54.4 DQ Write 157 236
6.81 DQ Mixed 30.5 73.6
49.5% 92.6 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
45GB free
Firmware: 524ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 439
Write 213
Mixed 297
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 17
119% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 73.6
95% 172 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,418,934 SSDs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $107.616 months ago.
OutletPCUS $127.8421 hrs ago.
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $572

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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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