Average Bench: 74.8% (515th of 1012)

Based on 917 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 25.2% 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.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 166MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 34.4MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB is 38.4%. 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 226MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 917 samples)
Min Avg Max
300 Read 367 433
152 Write 226 285
195 Mixed 252 298
113 SusWrite 175 234
56.8% 255 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18 4K Read 28.4 35.2
23.9 4K Write 79.5 118
19.3 4K Mixed 34.4 44.2
129% 47.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
125 DQ Read 234 298
128 DQ Write 204 261
80.1 DQ Mixed 166 246
139% 201 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
210GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 229 232 235 232 235 MB/s
Read 312
Write 254
Mixed 298
SusWrite 237
62% 276 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 45
170% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 167
155% 239 MB/s
44GB free
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 137 142 144 160 167 MB/s
Read 438
Write 163
Mixed 205
SusWrite 149
53% 239 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43
168% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 191
DQ Write 165
DQ Mixed 126
108% 161 MB/s
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 228 228 234 237 227 MB/s
Read 373
Write 242
Mixed 302
SusWrite 230
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 29.7
101% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 176
154% 231 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,094,986 SSDs tested.

Typical Chronos Deluxe 240GB Builds (Compare 16,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 49%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,048

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

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