Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe 

Released June, 2013
  • 240 GB

If you need a drive that fits a 1.8-inch mSATA enclosure or subnotebook, the Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe 240GB is a great option—even in an older system.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
While it's several years old, performance is still excellent and the newer drives that use it typically target sub-$1 per GB price points.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street for the Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe

Performance The performance figures for AS-SSD reflect a drive's performance in a particular type of data workload.

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The TLC NAND Samsung uses for its budget drive offers lower write performance than the MLC NAND Mushkin uses for both Chronos drives.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
SSDs are one of the most effective means of improving system performance on the market, and even older systems can benefit from the acceleration.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
Performance was strictly mediocre, even compared to other spinning disks.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)


Since the Asus and Gigabyte board use the same chipset and we used the Intel SATA controllers on each, there should be no problem with comparing results.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
The mSATA connector is physically different from a SATA cable and integrates power and data into a single cord rather than two separate connectors.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
The SF-2281 is a SATA 6G controller that has become increasingly popular in lower-end consumer drives.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)


The drive's list price is about $329—significantly higher than you'd pay for a standard 2.5-inch SSD.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
As solid-state drive (SSD) prices have come down, the attractiveness of an SSD upgrade in both desktops and laptops has gone up.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
The price premium between 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch drives means that it makes no sense to buy the latter unless you really need one.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)


These drives had slow, 4200 RPM spindles, small caches, and were optimized for low power, not high performance.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
Ultimately, the Mushkin Chronos Go Deluxe 240GB is a hair faster than the 120GB Chronos, thanks to its higher capacity and greater internal bandwidth.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)
This is exactly the opposite of what used to be the case—1.8-inch hard drives were never as fast as 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch units, due to fundamental limitations on their power consumption and heat.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)


If you do need an mSATA drive, however, the Mushkin Chronos Go Deluxe is priced reasonably against the other SSDs in this space.
by PCMag (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Capacity 240 GB
Interface SATA III
Interface speed 6 Gbit/s
Controller SandForce 2281
Memory type MLC

manufacturer performance

MTBF 2,000,000 hours
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