Average Bench: 74.4% (536th of 1026)

Based on 1,074 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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Good average bench

The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB averaged 25.5% 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-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 173MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.2MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 38.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 226MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,074 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 366 433
155 Write 226 288
193 Mixed 252 298
124 SusWrite 176 233
56.9% 255 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.1 4K Read 28 35
24.4 4K Write 78.1 118
19.6 4K Mixed 34.2 44.4
128% 46.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
130 DQ Read 238 300
129 DQ Write 204 263
101 DQ Mixed 173 249
143% 205 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 159 190 193 187 185 MB/s
Read 379
Write 259
Mixed 286
SusWrite 185
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 39.4
147% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 245
190% 262 MB/s
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 213 198 216 224 207 MB/s
Read 359
Write 271
Mixed 278
SusWrite 213
63% 280 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 42.2
4K Mixed 25.7
88% 29.8 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 133
127% 196 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,418,026 SSDs tested.

Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 20,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $954

Popular Chronos Deluxe 240GB compatible motherboards:

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Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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 Comments

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

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