Specifications, Pricing and Availability
Available in five capacity sizes ranging from 60GB to 960GB, Mushkin's Chronos Deluxe offers a wide range of capacities to choose from. Mushkin's Chronos Deluxe is one of the most affordable enthusiast-class SSD's available today.
Specifications list the 240GB Chronos Deluxe as capable of up to 560 MB/s sequential reads and up to 520 MB/s sequential writes. Random write speed is listed at 90,000 IOPS at 4K QD32. The Chronos Deluxe is available in 9.5mm or 7mm z-height configurations.
Mushkin backs the Chronos Deluxe with an industry standard limited three year warranty. The Chronos Deluxe comes bundled with a 2.5" to 3.5" desktop adapter. The 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe is available from Newegg for the low price of $160 (67 cents per GB). Since this is a RAID review, we are going to focus on performance rather than features. For a more in-depth look at the Chronos Deluxe feature set, I will refer you to Chris Ramseyer's extensive review of the Chronos Deluxe.
Now let's see what legendary LSI SandForce performance looks like when we RAID 0 a pair of 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD's and drive them with Haswell Ports.