Mushkin Chronos MX 120GB SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark and PCMark 7

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 – Intel P67 Platform

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120GB CRYSTALDISKMARK P67

Benchmark Results: The sequential writes are slightly below where we see some of the better SF-2281 drives, the sequential reads are right on par. The 4k writes were very good as well.

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120GB CRYSTALDISKMARK GRID

PCMark 7 Professional – Intel P67 Platform


We are continuing to use the new PCMark 7 software since they have updated it to version 7 which is specifically designed for Windows 7. It measures the performance of the latest PC hardware across a variety of common scenarios. PCMark Vantage 7 supports both system level and component level benchmarking and comprises several different test suites but for the purposes of this review, we employed the secondary storage suite. The nice thing about it is that you can submit your scores online and compare against others.

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120GB PCMARK VANTAGE

Benchmark Results: While none of the scores lead the pack individually, they are all very near the top so no complaints here.

Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120GB PCMARK VANTAGE GRID

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