Average Bench: 49.3% (875th of 1058)

Based on 215 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR480GB, MKNSSDCR480GB-7

Below average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 480GB averaged 50.6% 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 Random Read Speed 20.2MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 402MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 480GB is just 19.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos 480GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 15.7MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 59.8MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 215 samples)
Min Avg Max
288 Read 402 505
133 Write 209 283
155 Mixed 241 314
98.3 SusWrite 176 229
57.1% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.69 4K Read 20.2 26.5
10.2 4K Write 15.7 19.7
7.37 4K Mixed 15.4 22.9
58.7% 17.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.3 DQ Read 135 223
18 DQ Write 59.8 81.4
8.2 DQ Mixed 53.4 98.3
51.3% 82.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
357GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 209 194 186 185 186 MB/s
Read 405
Write 193
Mixed 192
SusWrite 195
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 18.6
4K Mixed 19.1
67% 19.8 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 54.1
DQ Mixed 78.1
70% 111 MB/s
188GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 199 191 192 191 189 MB/s
Read 410
Write 193
Mixed 218
SusWrite 194
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 12.8
4K Mixed 13.9
52% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 199
DQ Write 76.8
DQ Mixed 88.5
78% 122 MB/s
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 43,992,906 SSDs tested.


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Typical Chronos 480GB Builds (Compare 910 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI X99S GAMING 7 (MS-7885) - $289

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $1,004

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