Average Bench: 65.7% (665th of 1016)

Based on 535 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR120GB, MKNSSDCR MKNSSDCR120GB, MKNSSDCR 120GB, MKNSSDCR120GB-7

Above average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 120GB averaged 34.3% 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 123MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 32.3MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 120GB is 36%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 117MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 146MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 535 samples)
Min Avg Max
289 Read 364 439
96.1 Write 146 239
153 Mixed 190 255
75.1 SusWrite 117 168
45.1% 204 MB/s
Min Avg Max
16.1 4K Read 26.7 34.8
31.5 4K Write 76 124
18.4 4K Mixed 32.3 43.5
122% 45 MB/s
Min Avg Max
74.2 DQ Read 149 249
101 DQ Write 142 205
60.5 DQ Mixed 123 195
98.5% 138 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 507ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 198 198 183 174 193 MB/s
Read 410
Write 247
Mixed 273
SusWrite 188
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 49.5
4K Mixed 38
123% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 154
136% 203 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,681,973 SSDs tested.


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Typical Chronos 120GB Builds (Compare 16,471 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 54%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: MSI B350M GAMING PRO (MS-7A39) - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $575

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

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this drive is still running after 8 years 26,000 hours and 23.5 terabytes of writing. a true boss imo!!! brand new it started up my PC in 7 seconds; granted now it takes about 15 seconds but i'm still stoked about this gem! AAA+++

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