- Brand Name: Mushkin
- Model Number: MKNSSDCR240GB-DX
- Hard Disk Size: 240 GB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3-year warranty
- Form Factor: 2.5-Inch
Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (MKNSSDCR240GB-DX)
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- Max Sequential Read Up to 560MB/s and Max Sequential Write Up to 520MB/s
- Up to 90,000 IOPS Random 4KB Write
- SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)
- TRIM support (OS/driver support required)
- 3.5" desktop adapter bracket included
- Built-in BCH ECC (Up to 55 bits correctable per 512 byte sector)
- High speed MLC NAND
- Access Time <0.1ms
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Solid state disk drives have 4 defining characteristics. Its interface with the computer which limits what speeds it can attain in the real world, the type of controller chip used in the SSD, the type of memory or 'nand' and the firmware. The firmware is software that is loaded onto the SSD and used by the controller chip to manage the storage device.
This particular drive can use "Sata III" which allows for properly equipped computers to send data at up to 6Gb/s. If your computer uses Sata II or Sata I (it'd be pretty old to be the latter), you top out at 3 and 1.5Gb/s respectively.
Only the very fastest tiers of solid state drives can saturate more than Sata II, and you'd have to be doing some serious stuff on a sustained basis to make good use of the 6Gb/s, so for most purposes it suffices to say that this drive will throw more data at your computer than it can reasonably handle.
The controller is a Sanforce 2200 series. This is a very powerful and advanced controller, but its suffered from being released early by many eager SSD providers putting it on the market before the firmware had all of the problems worked out. As a result a number of drives with these controllers lost customer data and crashed systems.Read more ›
I installed it in my Macbook Pro 13" early 2011 with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 following these steps:
1.-I connected the SSD to my Windows PC and upgraded it to the latest firmware.
2.-Opened the Macbook and physically extracted the old HD and replaced it with the SSD.
3.-Reseted the PRAM and NVRAM, instructions here:[...]
4.-Installed Mac OS X Lion 10.7
5.-Loaded any available updates (10.7.1 and security patches)
6.-Performed the following optimizations: set hibernate mode to 0, disable hard drive sleep, disable sudden motion sensor and disable noatime.
This optimizations are further explained here:[...]
7.-Please notice that its not recommended to activate TRIM on SandForce controlled drives since people have reported experiencing compatibility issues. TRIM is no longer a must for SandForce controlled drives, so forget about it.
This drive runs 6 times faster than the Apple OEM HD and now my total Xbench score has more than doubled.
I have been using it for 3 days now and its running super fast and with no compatibility issues of any kind so far.
- Fast SATA 3 speeds
- Increased battery life (from 8 to 10 hours).
- Mac compatible
- Mushkin quality USA assembled
- Cheaper than the OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS
The only cons are:
- It is so good, that you will have a very hard time finding it in stock.
* UPDATE: Its been two weeks now, everything is as good as day one.
* NEW UPDATE (Jan-2012): Everything is still working great and I am very happy with the drive.
**** I did a fresh install from the very first beginning.Read more ›
--PerformanceTest 7.0 --
Sequential Read: 453.4 MBytes/Sec
Sequential Write: 300 MBytes/Sec
Random Seek + RW: 434.9 MBytes/Sec
Disk Mark: 4297.4
(Sorry for the underscore, Amazon dont keep the formatting. Written review and preview do not have the same format.)
-- ATTO Disk Benchmark --
Amazing speed. Value for money. 240GB is enough for my programs and games. Very satisfied.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned two of these. Both of them went bad. The first one went bad by unexpectedly shutting down my computer, about six months after I installed it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kelly Snyder
Was great while it worked. Died a month after the warranty period expired and has been a pretty "wish i could fix this" fixture on my desk for about a year since. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tzitzi
Failed to boot 4 months after purchase and is now corrupted irreversibly. I lost all the information I had on it.
Will never buy this again.
2 years and still going strong. fastest way to speed up your computer.Published 9 months ago by Generic
Had 1 fail on me within the first year, they sent me another one and this one is starting to fail as well...Published 13 months ago by Kyle
horrible experiences with mushkin customer service, never buying another product again due their RAM replacement (yes this review is a hard drive, but they refused to replace my... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Nate
This SSD was my first foray into SSD drives, and it won't be my last, especially from Mushkin. It formatted in seconds, and then I cloned my main drive over to it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Greg Hopper
I replaced a 2 hard drives in RAID with this SSD. AMAZING speed increase and NO HARD DRIVE NOISE.Published 19 months ago by John E.