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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 480GB
  • SATA III
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Learn more about the Mushkin Enhanced MKNSSDCR480GB-7

General

Brand
Mushkin Enhanced
Series
Chronos
Model
MKNSSDCR480GB-7
Device Type
7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
480GB
Interface
SATA III
Controller
SandForce
Height
7mm
Width
69.85mm
Depth
100.5mm

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 540 MBps
Max Sequential Write
Up to 460 MBps
4KB Random Read
Up to 78,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 37,000 IOPS
Seek Time
<0.1ms
MTBF
2,000,000 hours

Features

Features
7mm Form-Factor

SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor with unthrottled - IOPS firmware

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)

User-upgradeable firmware

RoHS, FCC, CE

Environmental

Max Shock Resistance
1500G

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • JEFFREY S.
  • 8/11/2014 11:35:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive!

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Excellent drive, especially on sale for less than $.40/GB.

Been waiting a while for a good sized SSD to go on sale, made a huge improvement in my desktop.

ASUS Maximus V Formula
i5-3570K
16GB 1600MHz DDR3
Nvidia GTX 650 2GB

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Word of advice, don't pay for "Next Day Shipping" on a Friday. Newegg won't allow the shipper to deliver on the weekend (according to a chat session I just had with customer service). So I paid an extra $15 to get the drive 3 days later....

If not for the iffy shipping experience and the complete waste of time trying to argue my case with customer service, would have been 5 stars...

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  • Jeremy F.
  • 7/22/2014 6:10:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSupport is non-existent

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: The drive is fast and a great value. It does support Self-Encrypted Disk (SED) functions, allowing it to use hardware encryption.

Cons: I locked the drive using SED, which encrypts the drive using both a passphrase and a encryption key generated by the motherboard. My motherboard then died, which makes the drive inaccessible - this is normal. However, most manufacturers provide a software toolkit that can erase the key (and your data) so that even though your data is lost, you can re-use the drive in another computer. Mushkin does not. Once it is locked, there is no way to use the drive in another computer.

My real complaint though is about their support. I contacted their support through their website more than a week ago about this issue and I have yet to receive any sort of a response. Not even an acknowledgment of the request. Yes, I checked my spam folder!

Be prepared to throw this drive away if it ever becomes defective, because Mushkin does not reply to support requests.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I do truly apologize regarding your support request. Please contact us at support@mushkin.com or 1.800.569.1868. Our support team will make sure you receive your RMA number and instructions.

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.

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  • Lea C.
  • 7/13/2014 9:12:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Dollar Value

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Purchased at $179 for this 480 GB SSD during the July 4th sale. Cloned the hard drive in a two-year old i3 laptop with a freeware to this SSD, swapped the drives, and it worked in Windows 8.1 Pro environment.

Cons: The spec says it is a 7mm drive, but it appears thicker than other 7mm SSD drives I have. Barely fit the HDD bay in the laptop without the mounting bracket.

Other Thoughts: Excellent packaging and fast delivery with free S&H - delivered in 5 business day from CA to TX.

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  • Lawrence F.
  • 2/1/2014 1:07:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSSD very nice

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very Fast not a bad deal for the price

Cons: Drive failed after 3 months of use. Mushkin's RMA process not very responsive. I have waited a week for a ticket to be generated so far.

Other Thoughts: Give this product only 4 eggs because of the return process with Mushkin otherwise it would be a 5. You cant fault the drive for a failure, its how the manufacturer responds to the failure that is important. Maybe I should drop another egg for that........

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  • Sergey P.
  • 10/28/2013 7:57:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsfailed

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: cost

Cons: was slow from the beginning
failed after one month

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  • Zeno C.
  • 9/29/2013 3:31:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast and Awesome.

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap, Extremely Fast, Simple to use and setup.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: My third time using Mushkin and have been happy every time. I love SSDs.

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  • Steven S.
  • 8/23/2013 8:49:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood mem

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: good price

Cons: none

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  • Edward S.
  • 8/13/2013 3:54:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOff the charts

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Very fast. Newegg shipped it fast - I got it on the 3rd day of order. This is my second Maushkin SSD. I upgraded from 120GB to 480GB - boot time was 13.79 seconds, compared to 18.97 seconds on the smaller SSD I had.

My experience with Mushkin has been quite positive, so I ordered this upgrade and so far, it is working great.

I have an ASUS i7-2630 quad core with 4 GB RAM. No problems. Installation was easy. I used Macrium Reflect to ghost the drive and it did the job.

No freezing, latest firmware was downloaded and installed and all works as it should.

Cons: Can't think of any so far, except the faults I did experience were not because of the product, but the WIndows O/S in general. The ghosting software only made the disk the same capacity as the old drive, and left 335 GB unformatted. So now instead of a full physical and logical C: drive, I have 2 logical drives. If any Mushkin rep knows how to fix this partition problem so I have full use of a large C: drive, let me know.

Other than me owning this a few days, no other cons to report. This product line performs well.

Other Thoughts: Before receiving your drive, check the manufacturer web site for the latest firmware and download. It may make a big difference. You may have to wait about 20 minutes for a full ghosting drive operation if you have USB2.

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  • Alta A.
  • 8/2/2013 1:22:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshey, bigger really is better!

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: speed
capacity
low power consumption
resistance to dropping (unlike hard drives, where this can be a problem)

Cons: cost

Other Thoughts: these devices are still a bit expensive, but prices will fall in the next year or 2, similar to what has already happened with hard drives.
many laptops have only a single bay for hard drives, but the newer ones have an mSATA slot, so you can add an mSATA card, instead of an SSD, as your Boot device, containing your Operating System & programs, then put all your data on the laptop's hard drive.
minimum size of SSD to consider should be 120 GB. this is adequate for Operating System & programs, plus a moderate amount of data.
increase the size of SSD that you buy if you need room for more data -- or if you have a second drive bay in your laptop, then move the existing hard drive to it & use it for all your data.
SSD's (& mSATA cards) make a HUGE difference in startup & shutdown times, as well as the time to load programs & optional portions of the Operating System -- once you have one, you will never go back.

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  • Byron F.
  • 6/30/2013 4:19:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSpeed and space all in one

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 2.5" 480GB SATA III 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: All the speed I need an SSD for, and now with enough space for a much larger portion of my Steam library without needing to delete and reinstall games all the time. The price is about as low as it gets per GB at this time.

Cons: Still not as cheap per GB as platter HDDs, but that's the cost of doing business in this arena.

Other Thoughts: I replaced my OCZ Agility 3 240GB drive with this because I kept running out of space, and my laptop can't fit a 2nd drive. Everything is copacetic now.

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