Average Bench: 66.5% (393rd of 853)

Based on 511 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 33.5% 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 73MB/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 35.9%. 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 511 samples)
Min Avg Max
322 Read 462 515
144 Write 215 274
179 Mixed 268 335
69.2% 315 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.4 4K Read 24.7 33.3
38 4K Write 73 115
9.94 4K Mixed 15.2 21.6
95.5% 37.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 DQ Read 158 289
54.9 DQ Write 163 249
9.19 DQ Mixed 43 80.8
64.8% 122 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
157GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 491
Write 249
Mixed 386
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 14.8
87% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 88.9
104% 180 MB/s
50GB free
Firmware: 502A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 338
Write 207
Mixed 234
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 49.2
4K Mixed 11.8
79% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 11.5
32% 63.4 MB/s
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Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 6,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 59%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $260

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,254

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

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