titleTo say it’s been a while since we have taken a look at a Mushkin SSD would be an understatement. The last time we took a look at one of their SSD’s it was a SATA 2 drive. Things have moved on to bigger, cheaper, and faster things. Mushkin recently introduced their 7mm version of the Chronos Deluxe, a SATA 3 based SSD with advertised transfer speeds of up to 560MB/sec read and IOPS of 90,000. With numbers like that, I had to get my hands on it to see how it performed. How will it compare to all of the other drives with similar advertised performance numbers? Will this be your next SSD?

Product Name: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 7mm 240 GB

Review Sample Provided by: Mushkin

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes





100.2 x 70.0 x 7.0mm

Temp. Range


Read Speed

up to 560MB/sec

Write Speed

up to 520MB/sec

Shock Tolerance



20G Peak, 10-2kHz, 3 axis


2 million hours



Interface Type

SATA 3.0/6 Gbps


3 years limited


90,000 (4K random write, 4K aligned)

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28473 21 Nov 2012 18:37
A look at Mushkin's latest SSD offering
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #28474 21 Nov 2012 20:58
Sucks that it only has the 3 year warranty unlike some other drives that have a 5 year.

Looks good though. Plain styling, really? You'll never really see it. Then again, some colored LED's might go a long way with some of the case modders. Just saying, lol.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28475 21 Nov 2012 21:08
what SSD do you have in your pc? I bet this is plain looking compared to it :-P (I know you have the Intel)

As I said in the review, its not a big deal for most. But I would be willing to bet that it would catch a few more eyes. When you consider that we have a lot of drives using the same controller in the same price range. Something like that would stand out.

Here are drives from some of the other manufactures. Some still do sell the black boxed ssd's as well. But most have made there top of the line drives stand out. This is no different than ram as well.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28476 21 Nov 2012 21:12
Also we are starting to see cases come in with SSD mounts right under the motherboards. Similar to what I did a few years ago on my last build

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Wingless92 replied the topic: #28478 21 Nov 2012 23:50
I agree somewhat. If you put it in plain view then yes, you want it to look bad ass. But, if you put it in a laptop then it doesn't matter.

I guess its a use by use basis. Laptop=doesn't matter, Desktop=matters.

I would still like to see some one do something crazy with the casesing.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28479 21 Nov 2012 23:55
Im going to put a window on the bottom of my laptop and show off the goods! :D
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Wingless92 replied the topic: #28480 22 Nov 2012 01:47
How about an acrylic laptop? JJ, get over here.
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Wooderson replied the topic: #28481 22 Nov 2012 02:10
I have used Mushkin's ram in my past few builds with zero issues. I have Mushkin Redline in my current PC, and the red color of the ram "went a long way with this case modder" (Wingless LoL). After all its the attention to details that makes the difference. I might have to give the Muskin Chronos Deluxe a spin in my next build.

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