Average Bench: 66.3% (478th of 929)

Based on 742 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 33.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 74.3MB/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 36.4%. 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 212MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 153MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 742 samples)
Min Avg Max
326 Read 462 514
140 Write 212 276
176 Mixed 263 332
68.7% 312 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.5 32.9
35.9 4K Write 74.3 117
9.51 4K Mixed 15.2 21.2
95.9% 38 MB/s
Min Avg Max
21.9 DQ Read 153 289
58 DQ Write 160 249
9.19 DQ Mixed 42.9 80.4
63.7% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
147GB free
Firmware: 504ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 489
Write 261
Mixed 353
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 16
113% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 57.6
101% 198 MB/s
74GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 482
Write 223
Mixed 322
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 68.9
4K Mixed 16
88% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 59.9
82% 152 MB/s
177GB free
Firmware: 504ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 485
Write 156
Mixed 225
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 84.6
4K Mixed 17.9
107% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 41.8
62% 116 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,222,865 SSDs tested.

Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 9,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,004

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 Comments

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

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