Average Bench: 49.2% (860th of 1040)

Based on 188 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR480GB, MKNSSDCR480GB-7

Below average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 480GB averaged 50.8% 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 20.1MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 413MB/s

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 480GB is just 19.2%. 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 15.5MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 58MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 188 samples)
Min Avg Max
290 Read 413 506
132 Write 204 273
154 Mixed 234 309
97.9 SusWrite 176 230
57% 257 MB/s
Min Avg Max
8.88 4K Read 20.1 26.5
9.66 4K Write 15.5 19.6
7.28 4K Mixed 14.3 22.7
57.1% 16.7 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.1 DQ Read 129 221
16.5 DQ Write 58 80.8
8.1 DQ Mixed 47.3 93.9
47.2% 77.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 260 267 238 186 181 MB/s
Read 473
Write 294
Mixed 286
SusWrite 228
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 20.3
4K Mixed 22.4
80% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 90.8
DQ Mixed 139
107% 149 MB/s
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 233 237 190 203 173 174 MB/s
Read 437
Write 290
Mixed 330
SusWrite 202
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 19.6
4K Mixed 23.7
81% 23.2 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 52.9
DQ Mixed 66.2
68% 116 MB/s
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 171 160 206 212 131 MB/s
Read 397
Write 266
Mixed 308
SusWrite 180
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 20.1
4K Mixed 24
84% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 54.9
DQ Mixed 63.2
67% 115 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 32,764,687 SSDs tested.


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Typical Chronos 480GB Builds (Compare 2,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO - $158

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $933

Popular Chronos 480GB compatible motherboards:

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Controller: LSI Sandforce SF2281VB1-SDC. NAND Memory: INTEL Asynchronous 25NM MLC

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