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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.

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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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