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Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD Review - Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD

Mushkin has quietly held a price lead throughout 2012 on the 480 / 512GB capacity size. The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480GB isn't always the absolute lowest priced SSD in this size, but it's the lowest priced SSD with synchronous / toggle mode flash.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 6, 2013 6:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Mushkin

Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD

 

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Here we get our first look at the actual drive. Mushkin offers two versions of the Chronos DX, the 9.5mm Z-height version we have on hand and a new 7mm version for ultrabook installations.

 

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The case is sturdy aluminum all the way around and all of the mounting positions are located where they should be.

 

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The beveled edge adds a bit of pizzazz to the outside of the drive.

 

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The included desktop adapter bracket offsets the drive so the SATA power and data connectors are closer to being in line with your existing 3.5" HDDs.

 

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Inside we found a LSI SandForce SF-2281 VB1 controller and sixteen Micron 25nm synchronous flash chips.

 

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You may recall the last time we reviewed the Chronos Deluxe, in 240GB capacity size, the drive used 24nm Toshiba Toggle flash. The 24nm Toshiba has dried up now that the factory is producing 19nm flash. The 19nm is still a bit difficult to source, but supplies are starting to pick up.

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