Average Bench: 75.3% (513th of 1016)

Based on 953 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]


Good average bench

The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB averaged 24.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 170MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.9MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 38.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 175MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 225MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 953 samples)
Min Avg Max
298 Read 368 433
155 Write 225 287
195 Mixed 252 298
115 SusWrite 175 234
56.9% 255 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.7 4K Read 28.7 35.2
29.3 4K Write 80.8 117
20.7 4K Mixed 34.9 43.7
131% 48.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
126 DQ Read 236 299
140 DQ Write 205 261
98.8 DQ Mixed 170 247
141% 203 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 609ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 196 198 185 177 164 MB/s
Read 374
Write 274
Mixed 296
SusWrite 183
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 46.7
179% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 254
DQ Mixed 208
170% 242 MB/s
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 210 223 219 231 226 MB/s
Read 385
Write 276
Mixed 298
SusWrite 224
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 41.1
155% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 193
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 149
132% 197 MB/s
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 118 135 125 101 122 MB/s
Read 353
Write 210
Mixed 200
SusWrite 124
49% 222 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 34.6
120% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 181
140% 190 MB/s
36GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 180 184 178 158 160 MB/s
Read 379
Write 265
Mixed 275
SusWrite 180
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 29.4
100% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 97.3
107% 182 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,395,411 SSDs tested.

Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 17,051 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $987

Popular Chronos Deluxe 240GB compatible motherboards:

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

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