Average Bench: 69.5% (606th of 1016)

Based on 367 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]

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Above average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 240GB averaged 30.4% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 146MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 82MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 240GB is 29%. 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 154MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 213MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 367 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 345 428
145 Write 213 271
149 Mixed 233 285
78.5 SusWrite 154 213
52.7% 236 MB/s
Min Avg Max
17.7 4K Read 25.5 31.1
44 4K Write 82 118
21.3 4K Mixed 32.7 40.6
124% 46.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
91.3 DQ Read 176 297
36.1 DQ Write 196 251
19.8 DQ Mixed 146 247
121% 173 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
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 Prices

Approx. $203 @ launch in Aug '11
AmazonUS $9919 months
OutletPCUS $1007 months
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Typical Chronos 240GB Builds (Compare 17,219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $905

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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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