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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

  • 2.5"
  • 120GB
  • SATA III
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Daniel B.
  • 4/24/2015 12:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat OS drive

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Still alive and chugging over a year later as my primary OS drive.

I've put it through multiple formats and OS installs, and takes everything in stride.

I think it performs faster than the speeds its rated for, never had to update firmware.

Cons: none that I found

Other Thoughts: Paired with a Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z5S mobo, and this little guy really flies. Boot time from cold into Windows 7 about 15 seconds, even after a year of use.

Things to remember when using SSD as OS.
1) Make sure AHCI mode is set in BIOS
2) If possible, set pagefile.sys to another drive
3) Disable hiberfil.sys to save space
4) Disable superfetch
5) Set Temp and TMP folders to a different drive
6) Disable Windows System Protection

This will ensure any SSD a long and healthy life.

Manufacturer Response:

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

- Mushkin Customer Support Team

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  • Devin B.
  • 4/20/2015 10:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Decent Economy SSD

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Cheap
Solid State
Good Customer Support

Cons: There may be some drives out there experiencing premature failures but this happens to every manufacturer. It probably also isn't the fastest SSD out there even in this price range but it's still faster than a regular platter disk and works well enough for a basic OS drive. The 3-year warranty period is also a bit less than some other manufacturers.

Other Thoughts: I had owned this drive for a little over a year and one day Windows, upon booting, warned me one of my drives was failing. I was in shock once I found out it was this SSD (my OS drive) that it was referring to. At first I thought it must have been some kind of error so I checked on the SSD with Crystal Disk Info (SMART info utility) and the drive life was reported to be near the failure threshold. I couldn't believe it but I opened a support ticket on Mushkin's support website and received a prompt reply asking for my invoice from Newegg. Once I gave them a copy of this they immediately issued me an RMA with clear instructions and all I had to do was pack up my SSD and send it out. Once they received the defective drive I was sent another, no questions asked. Can't ask for better support than that.

It is important to remember everyone makes mistakes. What is really important is how they handle those mistakes and it seems to me Mushkin knows this. Please keep up the good work in your support department.

Manufacturer Response:

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

- Mushkin Customer Support Team

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  • Amalia C.
  • 4/13/2015 11:41:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood, while it worked

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: It worked well while i did. Installed easily, had no problems.

Cons: It's dead within 4 months of buying it. This seems to be a consistent problem. It's got the SandForce firmware.

It still powers and shows up in bios, but only as SandForce, and no OS can see it. Happened all of a sudden with no warning.

Other Thoughts: This could be a great value drive, if it weren't for the dying within 4 months. This is the first time I've had anything from newegg carp out on me.

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 7mm. 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 (CST).

Thank you for choosing Mushkin Enhanced.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2015 12:17:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLow-lifespan cells, failed at ~4 months

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, easy firmware updates

Cons: Today, March 24 2015 this SSD failed after only 4 months, and I had to spend all morning repairing my rig.

S.M.A.R.T. attribute "SSD Life Remaining" drops MUCH faster than my other SSDs (including a Mushkin Chronos DX). After only about 4 months, SSD life was at 93%, while my 3-YEAR-old Chronos DX (being hammered constantly by VMware) is still at 99% life.

Other Thoughts: Get the Deluxe version, the cells WAY longer.

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 7mm 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 (CST).

Thank you for choosing Mushkin Enhanced.

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  • Philip K.
  • 3/15/2015 12:50:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNo way - seriously?

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This SSD operated flawlessly for 10 months.

Cons: Hard drive failure in 10th month. For a SSD, this should not be happening, this soon! My replacement SSD will be from a more reliable manufacturer.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Phil,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I apologize for the issue that you’re having with our 120GB Chronos 7mm 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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  • Dan K.
  • 3/10/2015 9:55:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job mknssdcr120gb-7

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I purchased this for my sister-in-laws older vista laptop. I intended to duplicate her old drive, but it died before I could finish. After a clean install of Vista Home Premium 64, he older laptop is enjoying a new spark of life.

Cons: Too bad she couldn't have gotten the windows 7 upgrade disk. Also too bad Microsoft took down digital river, thus making this much harder than it should have been.

Other Thoughts: I did the job, and she is happy to have her laptop back. That's all a person can hope for.

Manufacturer Response:

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

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  • Alan D.
  • 3/7/2015 9:31:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Bargain

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: I was looking for an inexpensive way to extend the useful life of a Dell Optiplex 755 and this was it. It's definitely not as fast as the Samsung EVOs that I have in my own machine, but it breathed new life into an otherwise aging Core 2 Duo machine with 4GB of memory.

Cons: None at this price point.

Manufacturer Response:

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

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  • Cody F.
  • 3/5/2015 10:12:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot as fast as you think sadly

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: good price, average to good seq read speeds

Cons: i liked mushkin products but when doing windows updates and installs this ssd was very slow for a ssd, crystal disk mark showed good read times that are close to what they advertised witch is fine im not going to picky but the write times were soo bad and sooo far off whats advertised is ridiculous, scored 108 mb/s and advertised for over 500mb/s. the write 4k iops were close enough to make me happy but the read 4k iops were far off, of course its faster then a hdd but i know how a similar priced and same capacity ssd performs, thats kingston, and its way faster. i give this a bad review because of how much they lie about it. this review was purely done on performance and compared to other ssd's in for the same price.

Other Thoughts: don't recomend buying, the write speed is horrible, recommend from personal use the Kingston 120gb ssd for a similar price ssd. its a good cheap well performing ssd for a boot drive.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I'm sorry your experience wasn't completely satisfactory with our 120GB Chronos 7mm SSD. Our adverstised up to read and write speeds are obtained with ATTO 2.46.

Please don’t hesitate to email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868 for further questions.

Thank you for choosing Mushkin Enhanced.

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  • Bradley W.
  • 2/24/2015 9:18:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRma process a joke

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: none

Cons: After making several attempts to contact them though their customer support dept. and getting no response. I attempted to call them. They sent me back to open another ticket online. Which gets no response. A vicious circle.

Other Thoughts: They may claim to have a warranty but they are in fact kidding.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

My name is Sue and I’m with Mushkin customer support. I truly apologize for the inconvenience here. Our ticket system is automated; which at times can cause our emails to be filtered into spam box. Using this case, we will be investigating on ways to improve our support flow and better assist our customers.

Please email us at support@mushkin.com or call us at 1.800.569.1868 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to assist you with the RMA process. Our support hours are Monday through Friday 8am-6pm (CST).

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

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  • alexis r.
  • 2/18/2015 8:03:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat performance

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB-7 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Use this in a dual boot setup running win 8.1u1 and its plenty fast. Once you use an ssd you can't go back to booting off platter drives. Samsung and crucial might be considered the fastest ssd's out there but the truth is just about any ssd is a notable step up from a traditional hard drive. And in day to day usage you won't feel the difference between this and higher priced drives unless you run benchmarks.

Cons: Price per gigabyte still has a long way to go truly hit that per GB sweet spot but that is true of ssd's in general.

Other Thoughts: The Mushkin performance has been good and haven't had any problems with it. System picked it up right away. If on a budget this will do nicely paired with a platter drive for storage, also as a secondary OS drive but if you can swing it, i'd recommend stepping up to the 240gb model. It will give you more breathing room.

Manufacturer Response:

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

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