It has been a really long time since we have reviewed a product from Mushkin. Mushkin has mainly been known for memory products, but like most memory companies have moved into the storage realm with solid state drives. Today we are taking a look at their top tier SATA 6GB/s Chronos Deluxe Drive. The big difference between this drive and the normal Chronos is that it uses premium Toshiba toggle mode NAND memory and the Chronos uses asynchronous NAND memory. This is the new 7mm drive as well, so you will be able to use it as an upgrade for thin devices like your Ultrabook. Read on as we take a look at the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB Solid State Drive!
Dimensions: 100.2 x 70.0 x 7.0mm
Temp. Range: 0-70°C
Read Speed: up to 560MB/sec
Write Speed: up to 520MB/sec
Shock Tolerance: 1500G
Vibration: 20G Peak, 10-2kHz, 3 axis
MTBF: 2 million hours
Interface Type: SATA 3.0/6 Gbps
Warranty: 3 years limited
IOPS: 90,000 (4K random write, 4K align)
The Chronos Deluxe comes in a clear clamshell package. Since it is clear you can see the drive inside. On the back of the package there is a little bit of information about the drive, but no listing of speed or anything like that.
To give you a good idea of how the Chronos comes and for a brief overview of the drive check out our video below.