Average Bench: 65.5% (415th of 862)

Based on 587 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 34.4% 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 71.7MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 36.2%. 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 213MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 155MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 587 samples)
Min Avg Max
310 Read 453 512
140 Write 213 274
175 Mixed 263 333
68% 310 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.5 4K Read 24.4 33.1
35.5 4K Write 71.7 115
9.95 4K Mixed 15.1 21.1
94.4% 37.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
23 DQ Read 155 288
57.9 DQ Write 160 247
9.45 DQ Mixed 42.7 80.5
63.7% 119 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
17GB free
Firmware: 504A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 490
Write 181
Mixed 212
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 18.2
100% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 68.4
88% 159 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 507A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 375
Write 228
Mixed 223
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 45.7
4K Mixed 16.8
82% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 233
DQ Write 169
DQ Mixed 50.2
78% 151 MB/s
87GB free
Firmware: 507A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 358
Write 211
Mixed 225
58% 264 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 16.6
84% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 49.3
79% 153 MB/s
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 6,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop 63%
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Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $340

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,172

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

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