Pictures and Breakdown

The Chronos deluxe, as expected, has the black, white, and green theme that we see from Mushkin normally. Unlike Kingston and Corsair though we have yet to see a bright green cased SSD from Mushkin. They have stuck with the normal black case and just used a sticker to brank their ssd’s, much like OCZ. This does keep the costs down but a little more style, at least on a high end performance model might get them a little more attention. Where this model stands out specifically is in its thickness though, this is a 7mm model that will fit in more notebooks. A side benefit for 7mm SSD’s like this one is their additional support when using them in case mods or small form factor builds. I have been known to slip an SSD or thin 2.5 inch hard drive behind a motherboard tray to keep a build looking clean or when there just isn’t room for anything else.

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After breaking the warranty on the Chronos Deluxe 7mm, we pulled the SSD apart to take a look at what was inside. First and foremost you have the Sandforce controller chip SF-2281, this is where the drive is getting its top notch performance from. Beyond that, for capacity we have eight Toshiba flash chips per side giving roughly 15 gigs per chip. These Toshiba chips (th58TEG7D2HBA4C) are 24nm and spec’ed at 5000 P/E Cycles.

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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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