Average Bench: 66.5% (384th of 848)

Based on 447 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 33.4% 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 71.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 36%. 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 15.3MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 447 samples)
Min Avg Max
318 Read 461 516
145 Write 216 274
179 Mixed 268 336
69.2% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.2 4K Read 24.7 33.2
36 4K Write 71.9 114
9.98 4K Mixed 15.3 21.3
95% 37.3 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 DQ Read 162 289
56 DQ Write 165 252
9.41 DQ Mixed 43.6 80.5
65.9% 124 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
30GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 499
Write 240
Mixed 327
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 84
4K Mixed 16.4
107% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 80.5
103% 186 MB/s
155GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 506
Write 235
Mixed 319
78% 353 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 51.3
4K Mixed 15.2
76% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 246
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 69.7
95% 175 MB/s
59GB free
Firmware: 504ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 394
Write 198
Mixed 225
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 11.8
104% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 96.6
DQ Mixed 14.1
47% 106 MB/s
98GB free
Firmware: 504ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 494
Write 266
Mixed 335
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 11.2
86% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 72.2
55% 70.6 MB/s
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 5,637 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
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: $1,051

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

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