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

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  • 120GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDCR120GB-MX

General

Brand
Mushkin Enhanced
Series
Chronos Deluxe MX
Model
MKNSSDCR120GB-MX
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
120GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
9.3mm
Width
70mm
Depth
100.2mm
Weight
79g

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 560 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 520 MB/s
4KB Random Write
Up to 85,000 IOPS
Seek Time
0.1 ms
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s)

RAID support

TRIM support (OS/driver support required)

S.M.A.R.T. support

Built-in BCH ECC (Up to 55 bits correctable per 512 byte sector)

Synchronous-Mode MLC NAND

3.5" desktop adapter bracket included

User-upgradeable firmware

RoHS, FCC, CE

Environmental

Power Consumption (Idle)
1.0W
Power Consumption (Active)
3W
Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C
Storage Temperature
-20°C ~ +85°C
Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Zeno C.
  • 8/29/2014 4:34:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speed! Better Price!

Pros: I've owned three other SSDs since this one and still can't see a difference. Amazingly fast and cheap.

Cons: Nothing.

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  • Charles O.
  • 6/11/2014 1:27:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic drive

Pros: Super fast, loads games/maps at lightning speeds, boot time is impressively short.

Cons: None, the SSD has worked flawlessly for a year now.

Other Thoughts: I just purchased a larger model for my other computer.

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  • Kyle E.
  • 5/13/2014 12:26:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust didn't last

Pros: It worked well while it worked; I used it for my Windows install and a few important applications.

Cons: Unfortunately, after a few months of use it decided not to work one day.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive at the end of 2012, but only started using it in the last 6 months.

Last night the computer booted up fine; today the BIOS won't recognize that the drive is plugged into the system.

I even tried switching it with one of my other drives that I knew was being recognized, but no luck.

I'm rather disappointed to see that this isn't uncommon.

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  • Eric G.
  • 2/13/2014 12:16:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExceptional SSD

Pros: IT runs at advertised speeds. My hard drive was no longer the slowest component in my PC.

Cons: I had it for about 6 months or so then it would start to give boot issues. it wouldn't be detected In the bios wouldn't see it in boot order etc. Usually a reboot would fix this. until one day it just died.

Other Thoughts: Mushkin was very helpful with the replacement of this drive. since then I bought a Samsung EVO and this Mushkin drive is my application drive now.

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 2/6/2014 7:39:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It works. Its fast. No problems.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: Still don't know if Solid State is worth all its up for. But this dive was easy to install and has had 0 problems in the 6 months i have had it. So still 5 eggs :)

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  • Lukas S.
  • 11/10/2013 12:59:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Product

Pros: Good speed and good price (if it would work)

Cons: The device failed after ~1 year of standard use. It causes random blue screens or is not even recognized by the BIOS. Several people reported similar issues here on newegg and on other sites. I contacted Mushkin and opened several tickets on their website but did not get any reply. This isn't bad customer suport, their support is inexistent!
As there is no support I ignored the 'warranty void' sticker and opened the drive. It obviously is the product of very bad engineering (I'm an electrical engineer myself). The PCB contains botch wires and tape is used to keep traces on the board from being shorted by the aluminum case. Also the mounting studs of the connector are not soldered so it is unfirm and wiggles when you plug / unplug the cables.

Other Thoughts: I will never buy Mushkin products again!

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/31/2013 5:57:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive

Pros: This has been a great drive thus far. I have not had any problems running it as my boot drive in my laptop. Great quality for a good price at the time I bought it.

Cons: None that i can really think of other than cosmetic. If you had this drive in a case that you wanted to highlight your hardware, this might not be the drive for you.

Other Thoughts: This drive had not been "super fast" for me. I put this drive in an older laptop and I know for a fact that its running SATA II so I don't fault the drive one bit. But it still made an AMAZING difference on my laptop along with RAM upgrade as compared to my old 5200 RPM drive and only one Gig of Ram.

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  • Jake F.
  • 6/25/2013 5:01:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNICE!

Pros: -Light
-Cool
-Fast
-Strong Sata connection
-Comes with 2.5"->3.5" tray

Cons: not cheaper?

Other Thoughts: I purchased this unit to replace an OCZ which the sata connection literally snapped off while using the machine.
Is going to be paired (RAID 0) with a Samsung 840, but wanted to see its individual performance first.
The performance is outstanding and the installation was a "cake walk". Highly Recommended!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello

Thank you for the positive feedback. For future references if you ever have any isssue(s) with any of our product please do not hesitate to contact me at 800-569-1868 or by email at Support@Mushkin.com.

Thank you
Briana

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  • Michael R.
  • 6/9/2013 10:25:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for me

Pros: Had nothing but problems to start out, but it turned out to be fixed by BIOS updates that came out a month after I got my motherboard.

Since then, I've had two of these running in RAID 0 without issue. I never got around to actually running any benchmarks, so I can't say the performance is 100% there, but I'm now quite used to near instant load times.

Cons: There's still an issue where one drive fails on boot every once in awhile. It's not very often, only requires a reboot and only seemed to happen when in RAID. Since this doesn't sound like it's the drive's fault, not going to take an egg off.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/31/2013 6:21:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCompletely satisfied ( but a word of caution)

Pros: They seem very fast compared to a 7200 rpm HDD. My boot times are crazy fast (10-15 sec.) What I really appreciate the most is the moment you see your desktop, you can click a program and it loads instantly. Light weight and easy to install. Takes up very little space.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Beware...I have the Sabertooth x58 motherboard with Marvell controllers. The highest read/write speeds I can get out of them are 350/250 which is well below the advertised speeds of 500+ for both. So if you install these on 6gb ports using these controllers then don't expect to benefit more than that. Have tried a small handful of different versions of the drivers and no luck with any of them. I wish there were a resolve to this instead of having to buy a new motherboard.

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