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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Michael F.
  • 1/6/2015 4:07:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsdisappointed

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: very fast - when it worked. Win 7 boot up within 1 minute.
Program loading very fast - M/S FSX for example loaded in 1/4 the time compared to HDD resident

Mushkin was responsive in my dealings with them.

Cons: Flaky as all getout! Worked as my sys disk (Win) for several months and then started failing. Boot device not found during boot up. Device not showing up under disk manager. SSD would re-appear at random times. RMA'd with Mushkin - no questions asked they just sent me 2 new 120gB SSDs. Same problem! Finally relegated the 2 SSDs to low priority offline data storage for about a year. But then my FSX had grown to such a size it was taking forever to load so I tried putting FSX back on one of the (new) SSDs to speed it up only to have quirky video & texture problems start showing up (e.g. flashes and stutters). So went back to HDD with my FSX and gave up on the Mushkins. Very expensive paperweights!

I don't think SSD is reliable enough for sys disk or for high demand graphics apps like FSX

Other Thoughts: I can get 30 - 40 frames/second with my HDDs, thanks to tweaks and tricks, so I am content with having to wait 2 minutes for FSX to load! I'll wait for SSD to be more mainstream and reliable

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  • Eric B.
  • 1/4/2015 12:22:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMushkin Drives are Junk, Don't buy!

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: None, even on sale they are more expensive than their competition.

Cons: Ordered 6 drives, 4 of them had IO errors and one had a bad controller. Their website has no real support or diagnostic tools available, and their support center is only available from M-F during regular business hours. But good luck getting anyone to answer.

Other Thoughts: I have ordered hundreds of SSDs from all of the manufacturers, and Mushkins are the only ones that constantly have problems when they are new.

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  • Roderick W.
  • 12/1/2014 2:52:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy with it

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It put new life in old PC. AN8 Mobo and Athlon single core 64 bit, new in 2005. running W7. Noticeably faster. Runs smooth, has never crashed windows. Assembled in USA. Support guy spoke English in easy terms to understand.

Cons: Had hard time getting my old Bios (Phoenix Award) to "see" it. Long story shortened, Called Support. Used Knoppix Linux on CD, That could "see" the new SSD, Partitioned and formatted using Knoppix. Then Windows install disc could find it.

Other Thoughts: I waited a while to post to see how it worked out. About 5 months and still happy with it. The 5 good eggs are for Mushkin.

Newegg deserves a couple of broken eggs for promising 7-day delivering. I waited ten days.

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We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • Martin H.
  • 11/6/2014 11:33:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBLAZING FAST!

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: -Extremely Fast! Windows loads up in seconds. The moment I see the windows logo on boot, it takes 3 seconds before it gets into windows.
-Speed is as advertised. 500+ on atto benchmarks
-Got it on sale for 69.99

Cons: There are better SSD's if this isn't on sale. Other than that, no cons so far!

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that your motherboard and the ports also plays a role in speed. I have 6 black sata ports that only run at 200mb~ while my 2 white sata ports run it at 500mb+

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We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • noah g.
  • 10/12/2014 7:04:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDrive failure in less than a year

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: n/a

Cons: Drive failure, non-operational customer support

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I apologize for the issue that you’re having with our 120GB Chronos SSD. Our customer and technical support are here to assist you with troubleshooting your issue. If we cannot find a resolution, we will be more than happy to replace your drive. Please don’t hesitate to email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868. Our support hours are Monday through Friday 8am-6pm.

Thank you for choosing Mushkin Enhanced.

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  • Samuel P.
  • 9/19/2014 9:11:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTruly worth it

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I just like Mushkin Enhanced SSDs. I had Kingston, Sandisk Extrem, OCZ and HyperX before but Mushking Enhanced Chronos is just great. Price is right on, performance is there, balanced in R/W, Random 4k IOPS are good. Install flawlessly with Win7-8 no problem, no additional driver required

For the price, you can't go wrong, I had a few of those in different builds already.

Cons: none

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.
We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • Christopher D.
  • 9/18/2014 11:48:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the $$

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Got my fist one over two years ago. No problems. Got it on sale for something like $70. Chose this drive for it's read/write speeds compared to others at the time. Drive is very fast and stable. My replacement hasn't missed a beat after OS installs on AM3+ board and now Z97 with fresh OS.

Cons: First drive lasted under a year. Swapped it from an AM3+ build to an AM3 for hardware testing. Win7 booted up, auto installed all drives for other rig, worked fine. Put it back in the build it came out of, bios booted, Win7 booted... stalled. Wouldn't even let the PC boot to bios after that. Total failure.

Other Thoughts: Mushkin had no problems sending replacement. No questions asked. Was delivered very fast. Great RMA. Not refurbished. I will likely buy another to try RAID0 with the one I have now. Definitely recommend this to anyone on a budget.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/15/2014 11:01:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed after 3 months

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast

Cons: Unreliable

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I apologize for the issue that you’re having with our 120GB Chronos SSD. Our customer and technical support are here to assist you with troubleshooting your issue. If we cannot find a resolution, we will be more than happy to replace your drive. Please don’t hesitate to email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868.

Thank you for choosing Mushkin Enhanced.

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  • Zach K.
  • 9/15/2014 9:06:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMushkin MKNSSDCR120GB

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast fast fast. Over 500MBps read and write. Comes with a mounting tray so you can put it in a 3.5 bay.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: This is my third Mushkin SSD, and my second of this model. Prices keep getting better. As of this review, $65 US. I keep seeing 120 GB SSD on the SHell Shocker deal for the same price. Mushkin has the same price EVERY DAY. I am a real fanboy. Mushkin all the way. Incredible track record with me.

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  • Jason L.
  • 9/12/2014 3:15:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsF A S T on a budget

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Price and speed

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Installed Windows 8.1 enterprise for SMB office. Took less then 10 minutes to go from blank new HDD to windows 8.1 desktop. Installed by SANDISK USB drive. I will only circle back to update if I have issues that you need to be aware . So far this is a great budget drive!

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