For the last eight months we've tried to get this drive in for review and we've finally made it happen. The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 480GB isn't highest performing drive on the market today, although it was very close to the top when we started working with Mushkin to get this model over to us. It doesn't come with an extravagant accessory package and it's not even that cool to look at with a fairly dull gray case. So why did we want one in for a review so bad? The price.
For nearly a year now the Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB has led the price war in this capacity size. Others have dipped into the DX's price territory on a few occasions, but nothing has been there for long. At the time of writing, Newegg had the 480GB model in stock and listed at $339.99. A year ago 240GB SSDs sold for around that same amount. Several times in the last eight months Newegg had a special on the Chronos Deluxe and the price dipped to just $299.99.
There are two Chronos models, the base Chronos with asynchronous NAND flash and the Deluxe model with synchronous flash�.i.e. the good stuff. It's important to point out, this isn't the drive you want to overlook, this is the good stuff and its current price is less than many others async flash drives.
For this price you are getting a whole lot of drive with a whole lot of storage space.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Mushkin Chronos DX 480GB SSD]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and ATTO Baseline Performance]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Sequential Performance]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - AIDA64 Random Access Time]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage - Drives with Data Testing]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - BootRacer]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - DiskBench]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - Power Testing]
- Page 15 [Final Thoughts]