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


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  • Kevin S.
  • 12/17/2014 9:00:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast SSD

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

Pros: Very fast SSD. I bought this for a laptop that is about 2 years old. I like using my laptop but I hated how long it took to boot up. Bought this SSD on ShellShocker for $180.

The laptop used to take minutes to boot up with it's old 5400RPM drive. With this drive it boots up in about 25 seconds. And, that is ready to use in 25 seconds, not loading background programs and the computer still running slow. The computer is fully booted and ready to use in less than 30 seconds.

Parkdale gave it a Read rate of about 510Mbps and a Write of about 440Mpbs. Very fast drive. Feels like a new laptop.

Cons: As with all SSD's it comes down to price and capacity. As I mentioned I got mine on sale and it was well worth it. At regular price I would have a hard time spending that much on an old laptop.

Other Thoughts: Depending on your budget and use of the drive I suggest putting it on your price watch list. If it is below $200 this drive is well worth it!

It is worth it at the current price, do no misunderstand me, you just have to find the justification to spend ~$360 for 480GB.

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  • HANK I.
  • 12/14/2014 1:22:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth it

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

Pros: Good price.

Cons: I've had many problems with I/O exceptions when using this product. On my work laptop, it would freeze the OS and would require me to warm boot to fix. I replaced with a Samsung SSD and everything worked fine. When I tried to use this SSD into my Windows machine, it seems to just cause Windows to disappear. This one needed a cold boot to resolve Windows disappearance however.

Other Thoughts: Spend a little extra money for a more reliable device.

Manufacturer Response:

Hey, Hank!

Sorry to hear about the issues you had with this Mushkin 480GB-7mm drive. Although this particular drive gave you problems, we do believe it's possible to combine reliability with low prices.

We hope you give Mushkin another chance to impress and earn your business!

If you have any issues returning the problem drive through warranty, please don't hesitate to contact Mushkin directly at:

Support@mushkin.com

Happy Holidays!

- Your Mushkin Team

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  • Andrew V.
  • 12/12/2014 10:27:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSo Far, Disappointed

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

Pros: Was fast for the 5 Minuets of write time it gave me.

Cons: Only ran for 5 Minuets then died! Very angry, own many of their 240GB SSD's for years even now, with no issues! Purchased faster delivery UPS to get it here, Newegg is replacing it but to send back to them, took their sweet time. Now have been without it for well over a week! Newegg has replaced it from what I can see, just recently sending it out yesterday via 3 day UPS (emailed info). I'll be approx 2 weeks from originally getting it before I receive the replacement!

Other Thoughts: I have no idea what the deal is with this SSD! As stated, I own several of their 240Gb SSD's and 1 40GB SSD, never experiencing any problems with any of those for 2 years and counting! Was getting really excited to receive this 480GB, planned to install my new Diablo III Reaper of Souls game on it and now more wait time! I now that things happen but with their track record with me so far, I am really disturbed! I mean I even own a 32GB & 64GB USB 3.0 Drives and no issues, so what gives!?!?!???? I swear by their products but now, I'm really kind of wondering! This was my Christmas present to myself (kind of early) and now on top of waiting for an amazing price bringing it withing reach, now I have to wait two more weeks for turn around time on a defective drive. MUSHKIN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY! MASSIVELY DISAPPOINTED!!!

Rig:

Asus Formula IV Rampage 2011 MB
32GB's Kingston 1600DDR3
Intel I7 3930K Hex-a-Core
Corsair 850 Gold PS Modular
Storm Trooper Series Cooler Master Case
Dual Radeon 7970 HD GPU's in Crossfire
SATA III Connected

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, Andy!

Thank you for being a loyal customer over the years!

We apologize for the problems this particular drive is giving you; noone's Christmas gift to themselves should turn out to be a massive disappointment.

With the extremely fast failure experienced on your 480GB-7mm drive, it clearly signifies an anomoly in function. We're eager to get this drive back into our hands and figure out what could have caused it to fail within the first 5 minutes of use.

If you have any issues at all with your return, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Support@mushkin.com

Have a Merry Christmas, Andy, and we can assure you there is no need to wonder -- you can still swear by our products!

- Your Mushkin Team

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  • Steve L.
  • 12/6/2014 4:25:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value., great Mushkin customer service. Not the most reliable product... read on!

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

Pros: This review replaces my review of 11/23/2014 12:05:33 PM.
This is a fairly fast, competitively priced SSD which is great value for the size. Speeds are as advertised. I run two of these in RAID (SATA 3, RAID 0) and ATTO gives 4KB 63558 MB/s wite, 445661MB/s read. 512KB 759752 MB/s write, 1050114 MB/s read. Preety much on spec for the SATA 3 RAID 0 array.

Cons: High failure rate. Not the fastest. MLC and asynchronous. No 2.5" to 3.5" mount coverter. No cables included. No mounting screws included.

Other Thoughts: I had purchased three of these and one failed within six weeks. As they formed part of a RAID array, I had already purchased one drive as a spare and used the spare to rebuild the array from backup, ordered a further one from Newegg (to keep a spare inventory) and rma'd the failed drive.
I tried to rma via support on the Mushkin website (I was outside Newegg's Internationa; Warranty period) but heard nothing back. After a couple of days I Skyped Muskin on 1-800-569-1868 (free via Skype from the UK where I live)
Here is where the great Mushkin customer service kicked in and redeemed Mushkin for me. The customer service rep apologised for my not receiving a response, let me know that some isps filter Muskins auto-responses to service requests, informed me that my rma request had beed accepted, gave me the rma number and an address in the Republic of Ireland to post my return to.
I live on a remote island off the UK coast yet posted my failed SSD to Mushkin on 11/28/14 and received my replacement from them on 12/06/2014. Now that is great service, and reassures me that I can buy Mushkin products with confidence. Thus I have written this second review and upped my rating for this product from 2 to 4 eggs.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2014 12:30:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

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

Pros: It's fast. It's a great price.

Cons: It likes to disappear from Windows a few times per day. The BIOS cannot see the drive when this happens and whatever I was working on is lost. Warm reboots will not bring the drive back. Only a cold boot will cause it to reappear.

Other Thoughts: I have a couple other SSDs in my PC and they have no problems. I did some hasty searching on technical forums and found that these drives appear to have a fairly high rate of failure. I am going to try to get this drive RMA'd and if that doesn't resolve the issue, I will have to request a refund and buy from a different company.

Manufacturer Response:

Happy Holidays!

We appreciate you pointing out or great prices and R/W Speeds!

If you have any issues with your replacement drive, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Support@mushkin.com

Thanks!

- Your Mushkin Team

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  • Randall C.
  • 12/2/2014 6:34:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Storage for the Price and Best Sandforce 2222 firmware

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

Pros: Great size for work based environments and is running AutoCAD LT and this drive hold ups under intense multi-tasking
High IOPS
1 of the top 3 SSD that have the old SandForce 2222 controller and have been using a mushkin for over 3 years and all of them running strong with no problems

Cons: None
No 2.5" to 3.5" bay converter on OEM I bought

Other Thoughts: The price of these drives having been dropping and any deal below $160ish is sweet and great for a storage SSD for Adobe, CAD, and so on.
WIth the newer SSDs with DRAM Cache tend work better for Dedicated OS drives but running this in an I7 Asus ROG laptop as OS drive and a 500GB Black for secondary storage and runs beautifully and holds it own still and this is one of the few drives that didn't have the firmware issues most had on release of this sandforce controller and has proven itself time and time again.
Been running a 240GB as dedicated gaming drive for over 2 years and very little degradation and after a year of AutoCAD processing still less than 30% degradation which is impressive cause most sandforce loose 30-60% after a year and start to slow down but not these

Manufacturer Response:

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

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  • Joel H.
  • 11/29/2014 4:28:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsChronos the Beast!

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

Pros: +Small, thin, light, silent, heat-less
+Very fast when compared to regular 7200 rpm HDD
+Easy to Use
+In-expensive for an SSD
+Looks sleek

Cons: -Not the most reliable (based on other reviews, i have not had it long enough to test this myself)

Other Thoughts: Make sure you initialize it first in your disk management located in administrative tools (Windows) i forgot to do this and windows would not recognize it when i was trying to install windows on it

Make sure you dont run disk-defrag on a SSD!

Manufacturer Response:

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

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  • Boris G.
  • 11/27/2014 8:09:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on Arival

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

Pros: Fast Delivery.

Cons: Was dead on arrival

Other Thoughts: Don't understatement how this made trough Quality control, not like it has moving part and something went wrong after it left factory.

Bought it, and seem like a good price, now with RMA, even if new one is working perfectly, not as good deal...

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  • Mathieu D.
  • 11/23/2014 8:30:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: - Reliable
- Fast
- Good bang for the buck (paid $209.99)

Cons: None.

Manufacturer Response:

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

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  • Steve L.
  • 11/23/2014 12:05:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood value but unreliable.

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

Pros: Very good price for size, latest firmware installed by manufacturer, easily installed with no issues.

Cons: I bought three of these drives and had one fail already (after less than two months in use). Not the fastest. MLC and asynchronous. No 2.5" to 3.5" mount coverter. No cables included.

Other Thoughts: This would be a great product but a 30% failure rate inside two months is totally unacceptable. IU'm off to rma with Mushkin on Monday and we'll see how it goes - eggs will go up or down depending on service received!

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