Overall and FV
Mushkin has clearly improved on things from when we took a look at their Callisto Deluxe, their new Chronos Deluxe 7mm topped or matched the competition in most of our benchmarks and just plain dwarfed the Callisto’s numbers. Much like other Sandforce SF-2281 based SSD’s it did leave a little to be desired when it came to high queue length testing, but it’s pure read and write speed was great. Along with support from a US based company, the drive should be on your list of drives to consider when shopping. As I mentioned before, it might not matter to most people, but I would love to see Mushkin take a similar drive and spice things up with a little more color or style and create more of a performance lineup. There naming currently is a little confusing as well. This won’t and didn’t affect the performance of the Chronos Deluxe 7mm, but it would sure help catch your eye when shopping. Until then you will just have to remember to keep an eye out for Mushkin’s offerings, they are a diamond in the rough.