Average Bench: 66.2% - 380th / 836

Based on 399 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]


Above average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB averaged 33.7% 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.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 71.1MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.5MB/s
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sequential Write Speed 215MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.2MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 399 samples)
Min Avg Max
317 Read 461 516
144 Write 215 274
178 Mixed 267 336
69.1% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 24.5 32.9
36 4K Write 71.1 112
9.94 4K Mixed 15.2 21.6
94.3% 36.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.1 DQ Read 161 288
54 DQ Write 164 252
9.4 DQ Mixed 43.1 79.9
65.3% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
111GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 475
Write 234
Mixed 289
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 18.2
112% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 49.6
94% 188 MB/s
64GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 472
Write 317
Mixed 330
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 13.8
82% 32.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 13
40% 80.9 MB/s
92GB free
Firmware: 332ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 497
Write 227
Mixed 320
77% 348 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 15.8
78% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 69.5
96% 176 MB/s
163GB free
Firmware: 332A
Read 420
Write 242
Mixed 321
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 12.2
74% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 71.3
100% 185 MB/s
28GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Read 349
Write 217
Mixed 227
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 15.9
93% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 63.6
86% 158 MB/s

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


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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 4,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 66%
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Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $995

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

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