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Loking at Mushkin Chronos Sandforce sf-2281 180GB drive Any reviews?

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March 21, 2012 1:49:42 AM

Hi

I am thinking about buying Mushkin Chronos Sandforce sf-2281 180GB but I having a hard time finding reviews. I am unclear what the difference between it and the deluxe version are.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=68438&vpn=MKNSSDCR180GB&manufacture=Mushkin%20Enhanced&promoid=1035

and

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226291

At first I thought they were the same drive but now I see one is a Sandforce(what apparently is just some company that makes the controller) and the other is Enhanced.

So not sure what the difference between each are and if one is better than the other.

a c 290 G Storage
March 21, 2012 6:16:54 PM

The part number for the two ssd's you linked to are identical. According to the official Mushkin web site there is no "Enhanced" model.

SandForce is well known company among hardcore gamers and enthusiasts. Their controller is a critical part of an ssd. There are a few other companies that design and manufacture controllers for ssd's.

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

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Just scroll down to the Mushkin section and follow the links to the technical reviews.



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March 21, 2012 6:36:25 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
The part number for the two ssd's you linked to are identical.

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

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

Just scroll down to the Mushkin section and follow the links to the technical reviews.


Ah. Confused me as one did not have "Enhanced" in it and the other did not.

Is this the one your talking about http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/mushkin_chronos/
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March 21, 2012 7:02:54 PM

There is actually a significant difference between the two models: Sysnchronous and asynchronous ram. The regular Chronos uses asynchronous nand and the deluxe uses synchronous which is much more desirable. Synchronous nand likely will wear better and have a longer life, it also works better with incompressible data, like pictures and videos.

I highly recommend the Chronos Deluxe, Mushkin is an American company based in Colorado. They have great products.
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March 21, 2012 10:01:13 PM

^5 +1 what buzznut said.

The Chronos Deluxe is one of three models currently available from Mushkin. The other two are the Chronos and the Callisto Deluxe:

http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs.aspx

For some reason Newegg is advertising the Chronos as "Chronos Enhanced" but the part number is definitely for the Chronos. I did some checking. At the beginning of last year Mushkin did advertise it's Chronos Deluxe as the "Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe". Looks like things got mixed up at Newegg.
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March 22, 2012 2:20:57 AM

Also to clarify any confusion, Mushkin's products are often labeled as "Mushkin enhanced" so it isn't an enhanced version per se. If you look at newegg under their system memory it is labeled as Mushkin enhanced. So its a brand name.
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