Average Bench: 69.2% (663rd of 1058)

Based on 598 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR240GB, MKNSSDCR 240GB, MKNSSDCR 240GB-7, MKNSSDCR240GB-7

In today's market the only thing the Mushkin Chronos has going for it is the fact that it is an SSD and as such considerably faster than a regular hard drive. Compared to other SSDs this drive is right at the bottom of the pack. Thanks to the combination of its now aged Sandforce controller and the use of Asynchronous Flash Memory, the Chronos has a real world speed of just 224 MBps. Its AS SSD total score of 487 is also the worst I have seen to date on a 240 GB SSD. To be fair this drive is over two years old which equates to around four generations in the very fast moving SSD space. There are far better value for money alternatives available. [Sep '13 SSDrivePro]

Above average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 240GB averaged 30.7% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 79.7MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 240GB is 32.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos 240GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 153MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 220MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 598 samples)
Min Avg Max
292 Read 340 421
139 Write 220 326
183 Mixed 240 293
57.4 SusWrite 153 253
53.2% 238 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 25.6 32.9
32.4 4K Write 79.7 111
21.6 4K Mixed 32.7 40.7
123% 46 MB/s
Min Avg Max
84 DQ Read 181 299
79.1 DQ Write 204 259
58.4 DQ Mixed 146 246
123% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,065,467 SSDs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $203 @ launch in Aug '11
AmazonUS $993 years
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Typical Chronos 240GB Builds (Compare 12,689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B450M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $502

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 Comments

Controller: LSI Sandforce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: INTEL Asynchronous 25NM MLC

Optimized for dependable and reliable data flow...

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The drive is reliable, and certainly faster than the Disk drive it replaced. However, I was disappointed by the ATTO benchmarks used to rate it, which of course give the illusion that this is a 500 mb + contender. My Crystalmark scores are more like 180mb range (read, less for write). I have my Steam library on this drive. My boot/OS drive is a Samsung 840 (not the pro) and it hits the 500 mb range consistently. This drive uses Asynchronous memory. For those that don't know, the tiers of memory speed are from slowest to fastest: Asynchronous, Synchronous, Toggle. —Sep '14


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