Average Bench: 66% (408th of 859)

Based on 551 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR240GB-DX, MKNSSDCR240GB-DX7, MKNSSDCR 240GB-DX, MKNSSDCR MKNSSDCR240GB-DX

The Mushkin Chronos and Chronos Deluxe are both Sandforce 2881 based SSDs from Mushkin. The only difference between the two is their NAND Flash: Intel asynchronous 25Nm for the Chronos vs Toshiba 32Nm Toggle Mode for the Deluxe. The 32Nm Toggle NAND supports far higher write speeds as can be seen from this direct performance comparison of the two drives. Overall the Chronos Deluxe performs slightly above expectations for a Sandforce SF2281 drive, it has reasonable read speeds but still struggles when faced with writing incompressible data. With an effective (real world) speed of 347 MB/s the Chronos Deluxe lags the group leaders by 50% and as such there are far better drives, such as the Samsung Evo, available in today's market. [Jan '14 SSDrivePro]

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Above average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB averaged 34.0% 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 72.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 36.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 215MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 156MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 551 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 458 515
141 Write 215 275
178 Mixed 268 336
68.9% 313 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 24.4 32.9
35.9 4K Write 72.1 115
9.94 4K Mixed 15.1 21.3
94.6% 37.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.8 DQ Read 156 288
57.3 DQ Write 162 249
9.31 DQ Mixed 43.1 81
64.3% 120 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
29GB free
Firmware: 522A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 426
Write 223
Mixed 281
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 63.1
4K Mixed 18.8
98% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 73.1
100% 183 MB/s
181GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM
Read 302
Write 257
Mixed 240
59% 267 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 13.8
99% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 26.9
DQ Write 75.7
DQ Mixed 13.7
21% 38.8 MB/s
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 7,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 62%
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Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,224

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Controller: LSI Sandforce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND: Toshiba 32Nm Toggle Mode.

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