Average Bench: 67.4% (689th of 1058)

Based on 711 user benchmarks.  Models: MKNSSDCR120GB, MKNSSDCR MKNSSDCR120GB, MKNSSDCR 120GB, MKNSSDCR120GB-7

Above average average bench

The Mushkin Chronos 120GB averaged 32.5% 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 112MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 33.6MB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Mushkin Chronos 120GB is 38.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Mushkin Chronos 120GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Sustained Write Speed 121MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 159MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 711 samples)
Min Avg Max
291 Read 375 459
105 Write 159 264
149 Mixed 200 284
85.4 SusWrite 121 181
47.2% 214 MB/s
Min Avg Max
18.4 4K Read 27 33.6
15.2 4K Write 76.9 112
18.4 4K Mixed 33.6 41.3
125% 45.9 MB/s
Min Avg Max
51.5 DQ Read 150 280
42.4 DQ Write 148 234
35 DQ Mixed 112 178
94% 136 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
8GB free
Firmware: 609ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 64 70 58 66 113 MB/s
Read 357
Write 133
Mixed 143
SusWrite 78.7
39% 178 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 34.3
139% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 82.2
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 87.8
71% 99.3 MB/s
26GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 102 104 104 102 MB/s
Read 419
Write 103
Mixed 151
SusWrite 103
42% 194 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 19.1
70% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 94.5
DQ Write 42.6
DQ Mixed 53.9
44% 63.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 49,499,237 SSDs tested.


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Typical Chronos 120GB Builds (Compare 7,384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 71%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $560

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

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