Average Bench: 57.7% (623rd of 927)

Based on 488 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 42.3% 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 70.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 443MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 240GB is 30.2%. 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 95.3MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 189MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 488 samples)
Min Avg Max
325 Read 443 510
126 Write 189 248
127 Mixed 236 316
63.5% 289 MB/s
Min Avg Max
7.69 4K Read 17.8 30.1
28.1 4K Write 70.2 109
4.53 4K Mixed 11.6 18.4
79.1% 33.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.4 DQ Read 95.3 264
41.5 DQ Write 152 236
6.52 DQ Mixed 30.7 69.5
49.5% 92.8 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: 540ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 495
Write 192
Mixed 219
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 9.69
82% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 22.1
DQ Write 95.3
DQ Mixed 9.92
22% 42.4 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 540ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 459
Write 184
Mixed 168
59% 270 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 9.81
72% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 8.67
24% 49.4 MB/s
111GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 389
Write 192
Mixed 264
62% 282 MB/s
4K Read 13.8
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 11.3
64% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 84
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 7.21
44% 96.3 MB/s
41GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 354
Write 158
Mixed 248
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 8.98
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 4.54
61% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 39.8
56% 101 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in Aug '11
AmazonUS $9915 mins
OutletPCUS $11410 hrs
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Typical Chronos 240GB Builds (Compare 9,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $921

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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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