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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

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   Shipping Weight:   0.4 lbs
   Part #: MKNSSDCR240GB-DX

Features    [ Edit | History ]

The Chronos SSD Series is a great leap forward in SSD performance and response. The SATA III protocol provides 6Gbps of bandwidth, giving your computer a superhighway for data. Coupled with the noiseless nature and alarming speed of Solid State Drives, Chronos SSDs will redefine the word 'fast'.

Quick Specs:
Device Supported Notebook Desktop PC
Storage Capacity 240 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 2.79 oz
Color Black
Drive Type Internal
Height 0.4"
Width 2.8"
Depth 3.9"
Maximum Read Transfer Rate 560 MBps
Maximum Write Transfer Rate 520 MBps
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 2.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/600

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Drive Performance  
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 768 MBps (6 Gbps)
     Maximum Read Transfer Rate: 560 MBps
     Maximum Write Transfer Rate: 520 MBps
General Information  
     Brand Name: Mushkin
     Manufacturer: Mushkin, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: MKNSSDCR240GB-DX
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 1
     Product Line: Chronos
     Product Model: MKNSSDCR240GB-DX
     Product Name: Chronos deluxe MLC Solid State Drive
     Product Type: Solid State Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
     Device Supported: Notebook
Desktop PC
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 3.9" (100.2 mm)
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 2.5"
     Durability: Shock Resistant
     Height: 0.4" (9.3 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 79 g
     Width: 2.8" (70 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: TRIM Command
     Storage Capacity: 240 GB
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDCR240GB-DX Customer Reviews

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Experience: 39 Months
worked great till it stopped
after 39 months of good working order it quit
would not buy from this manufacturer too many other ssd manufactures to consider

Experience: 4 Months
Fast, solid, and well priced.
None so far.
The Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD is an excellent product. It's very fast and is typically well priced for what it brings.

There are rumours that Mushkin drives are low quality, but I haven't had any problems with these thus far. Good stuff.

I purchased this as an upgrade to my old Intel SSD, and it has made a difference. Not quite as high end as the new Intel stuff, but much more reasonable on the wallet.

Boots like the wind.

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Experience: 1 Years
Price, performance, reliability, features
This was my second Chronos, the first was a 480gb model. Loved it so I bought this one for a friends build. For the price, this is one of the best SSD and I've used Samsung 840 pro, Crucial, Kingston, Adata, OCZ, and SanDisk. I would buy Chronos again.

Experience: 9 Months
Price, Speed, Capacity, Technology
Reliability! SATA connector does not latch firmly like other drives. PCB seems to move/flex slightly near connectors.
I have had my drive for several months and it seems really good. I have not had any problems. The speed is great. The price/value was also very competitive. Overall, a very good SSD for the money.

EDIT - My drive failed two days after submitting this review. After ~6 months of use, the drive now disappears from the system, mid-boot. Apparently this is a common problem for Sandforce based SSD's and this drive is no exception. Removed a star from rating for poor reliability. This review was modfied by poster z 02-15-14 12:30 PM

EDIT - Failed drive RMA'd and returned, but took several weeks. Replacement drive has a big scratch on the case. After 4-6 weeks of use, the replacement drive is showing signs of serious problems, file corruption. The performance is good, but the reliability is quite poor. I recommend staying away from this drive, if not Mushkin SSD's altogether. Disappointing.

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-06-14 11:06 PM

Experience: 6 Months
Fast , SF-2281
Died unexpectedly , SSD updater method is anachronistic
While the brand is good it appears that this Mushkin SSD has somewhat of a QC/QA problem as many reviews on the web will say this product fails within months and even less time. I had experienced the same with this ssd and will be returning it for a refund. In this case I insured myself with the NCIX Express Exchange on this item as I was unsure of this SSD's quality. It's fast when it works and provides great performance but to have an SSD die out of nowhere (and this is the first ssd I've owned out of others to do this) is unfortunate and appears to be a defect perhaps during manufacturing.

It doesn't say I am a verified owner on this review because it is not a web order but rather bought from store.

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast, Well Built, Good Reputation
Nothing yet
This works great, My First SSD using as a boot drive and everythign installed super fast and has been running no problem at all so far.

Experience: 5 Months
 Verified Owner
Fast boot up

Bought for $180 to try as my first SSD drive. I'm very happy with the boost in speed compared to my old Western Digital black setup.

The best part is there' no noise. It's nice not listening to hard drive vibration through my metal case.

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Good deal when on sale
I based my purchase on Mushkin reputation and the perceived "made in USA" quality, but the first drive is Dead On Arrival !
Granted, NCIX is fast in sending a replacement, but I'm still out of pocket almost 20 bucks to ship the dead drive back. That eats up almost all of the savings on the special price and leaves quite a bitter taste in the mouth. I strongly feel that in cases of DOA products, NCIX should pay for all the shipping costs and charge back the manufacturer. After all, it's not the customers' fault if they are sent a dud !!

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-18-13 08:34 AM

Experience: 1 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Great price! wow what amazing performance!
Wow, this drive is so fast! It's a very well rated drive in terms of quality and durability! It's a great price/performance ratio!

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Super fast
Comes with bracket
Bought on sale for 189, what a steal. My first SSD drive and wow, am I loving the boot times. Runs like a dream with Windows 7. Can't say how happy I am with the performance of this drive. If it's on sale, grab one.

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Messages about Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

SSD failing?! (EasyRider2b- Sep 04, 14, 5 Replies) Read this message
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Comment: Mushkin Chronos deluxe 240 GB and Mushkin Chronos 240 GB (comparison & review) Note deluxe is synchronous (better), and the standard is async.
Posted by: Ernie_B @06/28/12
Comment: The Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB SATA 3 SSD is one of the fastest solid state drives available today and its performance is indicative of such.
Posted by: Babaghan @09/07/11
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