Average Bench: 66% (428th of 885)

Based on 656 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 33.9% 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 73.4MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 36.2%. 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 214MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 154MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 656 samples)
Min Avg Max
307 Read 455 514
141 Write 214 278
177 Mixed 264 332
68.4% 311 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 24.6 33.2
36.5 4K Write 73.4 118
9.77 4K Mixed 15.2 21.2
95.5% 37.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 154 288
58.5 DQ Write 160 249
9.53 DQ Mixed 42.6 80.4
63.6% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
197GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 498
Write 230
Mixed 251
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 19.9
142% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 77.2
105% 194 MB/s
223GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 246
Mixed 285
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 15.4
104% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 73.4
99% 181 MB/s
169GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 374
Write 215
Mixed 323
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 21
113% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 76.8
92% 161 MB/s
55GB free
Firmware: 504ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 290
Write 241
Mixed 240
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 13.5
85% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 11.6
24% 47.3 MB/s
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 Prices

Approx. $181 @ launch in Sep '11
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 7,729 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $270

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,162

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

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