Average Bench: 66.3% (387th of 848)

Based on 421 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 71.3MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.5MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 35.1%. 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 216MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 15.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 421 samples)
Min Avg Max
319 Read 461 516
145 Write 216 274
178 Mixed 268 336
69.2% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 24.5 32.8
36 4K Write 71.3 113
9.94 4K Mixed 15.2 21.4
94.4% 37 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 DQ Read 160 288
55.7 DQ Write 164 252
9.4 DQ Mixed 42.9 80
65.2% 123 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
99GB free
Firmware: 502A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 246
Mixed 316
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 17.2
140% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 74.5
96% 170 MB/s
160GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 269
Mixed 329
80% 364 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 61
4K Mixed 15.3
86% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 74.4
DQ Mixed 11.5
20% 38.2 MB/s
97GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 488
Write 190
Mixed 337
74% 338 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 14.7
94% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 73.4
DQ Mixed 11.5
20% 38.5 MB/s
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 5,260 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,056

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

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