Average Bench: 66.3% (392nd of 850)

Based on 472 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 33.6% 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 71.7MB/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 35.7%. 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 Random Mixed IO Speed 15.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 472 samples)
Min Avg Max
320 Read 460 516
145 Write 215 274
179 Mixed 267 335
69% 314 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 24.6 33.1
36.3 4K Write 71.7 114
9.6 4K Mixed 15.2 21.3
94.7% 37.2 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.5 DQ Read 161 288
56.4 DQ Write 165 252
9.38 DQ Mixed 43.2 80.3
65.5% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 427
Write 260
Mixed 264
70% 317 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 17.4
103% 40.2 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 73.3
100% 181 MB/s
58GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 514
Write 111
Mixed 201
60% 275 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 18.3
117% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 47.5
66% 122 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,833,001 SSDs tested.

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AmazonUS $141.611 month ago.
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 6,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,258

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

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