Mushkin chronos or another SSD?

i will be building a new PC and i want to include an SSD. was looking at the chronos mushkin and found two of them

is the more expensive one worth it or not? or is there another good SSD that i coud get?

PS. my PC will NOT HAVE an HDD, only an SSD, so a smaller sized SSD is not an option. ( i dont rly use a lot of space anyways)
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  1. Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW240A310 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

    If the SSD is going to be the only drive in the computer then I would suggest a 240gb , it gives you enough room for the OS a couple of games and some apps. I would not go with a 120gb as it will tend to get full even though you don't have a lot of files or use it much and trhe Intel drive is very reliable.
  2. samsung 830 256gb OR m4 crucial 256gb are good choice!
  3. I have two Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSDs, they are amazing
  4. Pinhedd said:
    I have two Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSDs, they are amazing

    would u reccomend the deluxe version over the "regular" version despite the huge (like $50) price Difference. And if so, why ?
  5. Pat22 said:
    would u reccomend the deluxe version over the "regular" version despite the huge (like $50) price Difference. And if so, why ?

    I'm not sure how many of the SSD articles and reviews you have read here on Tom's Hardware, but there are three distinct performance levels that you can get out of SandForce 2281 firmware drives.

    The fastest and best performance in a drive with the SandForce 2281 controller comes from Toggle NAND SSDs. Second in line are drives that utilize Synchronous ONFI NAND, and bringing up the rear are drives with Asynchronous ONFI NAND. The best 120 GB SSDs, on a performance level, from the reviews and benchmarks I have found, are the Patriot Wildfire, and the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe. Both use Toggle NAND flash memory.

    I was considering purchasing the Mushkin Chronos (MKNSSDCR120GB) myself until I found out that it uses Asynchronous ONFI NAND flash memory. I'm not in too big of a hurry to build a new rig (sometime in the next 12 months), so I plan on waiting for a killer deal on the Patriot WF or Mushkin Chronos Deluxe (MKNSSDCR120GB-DX).

    Check out the Tom's Hardware Articles here and charts here, and the the HardwareCanucks review of the Chronos Deluxe here.

    In the end they should all give a solid boost over standard HDD performance, and it will largely depend on how much you want to spend or how long you want to wait on a sale.
  6. Pat22 said:
    would u reccomend the deluxe version over the "regular" version despite the huge (like $50) price Difference. And if so, why ?

    Deluxe one hands down. As Isaiah4110 said above, an SSD's performance depends on two main factors: the controller and the type of flash. Toggle flash has a much longer life span than any other type of flash and lower power consumption. Oddly enough Toggle-mode flash is actually a type of asynchronous flash but performs better than synchronous flash for reasons that I won't get into. The downside is that it's pricier but the principle upside is that it will not only perform better, but it will last a lot longer too
  7. I also saw the normal mushkin, but for that price.......
    But the populair m4, ain't a very fast one neither, as de samsung 840.
    The 840pro is on the other hand pretty fast, only drops when 3/4 or more of the sd gets full.
    Too bad the 830 is out of production.... Nice card, good price.(in the netherlands anyway).
    But there'll made tice as many ssd's in 2013, so a little drop won't hurt.
    A nice 256 still is about 200euro's and the perfomances don't grrow anymore and the time that they live, i don't care a lot for, as i usually give them awat to friend/family after 1.5 year, cause a lot of them still use hhd's, so for them it's a huge step forward.
    Ain't the real problem the limitation oof sata 600......
    Adata was half a year ago the perfect newcomer, so i bought one, but they also ain't in the picture anymoren. And i only need a ssd to put music-files and samples on, for i do a lot of audio and and 840 ain't a fast writer, but reading it perfoms well, and that's the main isue.... and an m4 is the same story...... so i think i'll go for an mthe samsung 840... Nice case.....and why spend a lot on a pro....
    Booting goes fast enough with the adata and loading the programs also..... And the main audio processing is done by external units with their own processor. But is time for new inventions instead of using sync. asynch. mlc tlc. it's a bit of the same with all brands.....
    Mainly cause most of them use the same controller and technique...depending on the price.
  8. I normally recommend Samsung - excellent track record. Crucial, Intel, and Plextor are also worth considering.

    I maintain the ssd database listed in the sticky at the very top of this forum section. Here is the link:

    Scroll down to the brands and models you are interested in and follow the links to the technical reviews.
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