Mushkin Chronos GO Deluxe 1.8″ SATA 3 SSD Review – Lightning Speeds Ultrathin Design

ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL (BETA)

You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading! Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.

COMPRESSIBLE DATA

Mushkin Go ASU

INCOMPRESSIBLE DATA

Mushkin Go ASU Incomp

The highlight of our ASU testing had to be the write IOPS high of just over 82,000 IOPS while testing in compressible data.  System and SSD identification can be found on the lower left and write of this chart.

PCMARK VANTAGE X64 HDD SUITE

The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:

  • Windows Defender In Use
  • Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
  • Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
  • Starting the Vista Operating System
  • Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
  • Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
  • Cataloging a music library
  • Starting applications

MUSHKIN CHRONOS GO DELUXE 1.8″ SATA 3 SSD VANTAGE SCORE

The Mushkin GO had a PCMark Vantage HDD Suite result of 53391 with a top transfer speed of 372MB/s when importing pictures to Windows Photo Gallery.  This is not the best speed we have seen and could be the result of this SSD having been pre-tested before reaching our test facility.  We noticed in Crystal Disk Info that there was 24GB Host writes when we first started testing.

Mushkin Go Vantage

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