Average Bench: 58.4% - 506th / 836

Based on 274 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 41.5% 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 68.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 443MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 240GB is 30.3%. 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 91.9MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 30.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 274 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 443 509
137 Write 196 264
155 Mixed 241 332
64.4% 293 MB/s
Min Avg Max
10.2 4K Read 19.3 30.1
39.8 4K Write 68.8 111
4.88 4K Mixed 11.9 18.4
80.9% 33.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.3 DQ Read 91.9 267
51.5 DQ Write 149 238
6.7 DQ Mixed 30.3 73.7
48.4% 90.5 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
23GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 465
Write 230
Mixed 291
72% 329 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 15
116% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 73.5
100% 184 MB/s
19GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 185
Mixed 221
66% 301 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 6.2
88% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 21.1
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 43.1
41% 59.9 MB/s
62GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 473
Write 184
Mixed 274
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 87.6
4K Mixed 6.41
83% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.2
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 11.7
37% 75.6 MB/s

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,124,209 SSDs tested.

 Prices

NeweggUS $80.981 month ago.
AmazonUS $89.2312 mins ago.
EbayUS $89.982 mins ago.
OutletPCUS $107.8418 hrs ago.
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Typical Chronos 240GB Builds (Compare 4,576 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $596

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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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