Starting with CrystalDiscMark, I put the Chronos Deluxe 7mm to the test. The results themselves are are extremely impressive, we saw read speeds of over 500 Mb/s and write speeds of over 300 Mb/s. Having the same controller as the Kingston and Corsair offerings I wasn’t shocked when the performance numbers came in nearly the same as those drives as well. On the write speed the OCZ Vertex that we recently tested still came in considerably faster, but read speed benchmarks were in line as well.

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Much like the write speed tests that we saw with CrystalDiscMark, our IOMeter results still showed the OCZ Vertex worlds apart when it came to pure IO benchmarks. With that being said, the Chronos Deluxe 7mm outperformed the Kingston and Corsair drives with the same controller, they have obviously made a few improvements on the firmware side of things. Our IOmeter benchmark includes a queue length of 30, its clear that the Sandforce controller still struggles there.

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This benchmark through me off, although the Chronos Delux 7mm performed similar to the Corsair drive with the same Controller, the numbers still left a lot to be desired. It didn’t even come close to the results we saw with the Kingston drive, let alone the Vertex 4. I suspect that its troubles with high queue length testing was showing through here once again.

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Completely the opposite of the results we saw from AS SSD, our Passmark benchmarks matched up with what we saw in CrystalDiscMark. The Chronos Deluxe 7mm stomped all of the other drives in everything but database benchmarks, with the Vertex 4 pulling ahead there. In fact we saw numbers in web server and file server benchmarks that are approaching on the same numbers we saw in CDM, something that never happens.

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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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