Chronos 240GB SSD 90,000 IOPS FREE Delivery next day £83.99 @ Aria
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Chronos 240GB SSD 90,000 IOPS FREE Delivery next day £83.99 @ Aria

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Found 10th Mar 2014
FREE NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Maximum Read: 560MB/sec, Maximum Write: 525MB/sec, 90,000 IOPS, Controller: SandForce SF-2281, 3 Years Warranty.

Introducing Chronos™, the latest SSD from the originators of superior computing. The SATA III protocol provides 6Gbps of bandwidth and up to 90,000 IOPS, creating a true fast lane for your data. Coupled with noiseless operation and astonishing speed, Chronos SSDs redefine the word ‘fast’. With these advantages, Chronos helps you get more from your computer.

- SandForce SF-2281 SSD processor with unthrottled IOPS firmware
- SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) interface (backwards compatible with SATA 2.0)
- RAID support
- TRIM support (OS/driver support required)
- S.M.A.R.T. support
- Built-in BCH ECC (Up to 55 bits correctable per 512 byte sector)
- Asynchronous MLC NAND
- 2.5” form factor
- 3.5” desktop adapter bracket included
- User-upgradeable firmware
- RoHS, FCC, CE
- Power Consumption: 3W typical (active), 1W (idle)
- Dimensions: 100.2 x 70.0 x 7mm
- Shock Resistance: 1500G
- Weight: 79g
- MTBF: 2 million hours

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Real reviews:

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45 Comments

Original Poster

I have had this drive for some time now, its excellent, cost me about £160 I think

That is one fast drive and with a 3 year warranty. Cracking deal.

Thats some insane £/GB!!! heat added

looks like a very slow drive tbh
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Mushkin/Chronos_240_GB/images/perfrel.gif

ChinesePate

looks like a very slow drive tbh



"On average, we see performance that is 25% lower than today's highest-end SSDs, like the Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector. 25% might sound like a lot, but it is not, especially if upgrading from a mechanical hard drive that is many times slower."

Day to day use you really aren't going to notice a difference. If somebody wants a cheap SSD with a decent capacity to install games on etc, this is a very good choice

Label makes it look like an audio tape.

I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you should buy their product, market share, testing, performance etc. Aligned with the fact they are the largest memory manufacturer in the world, and that they plough over $12B back into R&D I know which one I would buy out of that list.

dwain

I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you … I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you should buy their product, market share, testing, performance etc. Aligned with the fact they are the largest memory manufacturer in the world, and that they plough over $12B back into R&D I know which one I would buy out of that list.



Yup, I've had two OCZ drives and both hard-failed. Sandforce-controlled-SSDs are now on my blacklist. Just bought a big Sammy SSD and am quite sure it will be reliable, like the existing two-year-old one in my laptop.

Just noticed the 2m hours MTBF. I'll give real money to anyone that actually gets close to that ;-)
Edited by: "daern" 10th Mar 2014

Good deal but M500 has been a similar price ~£85? I'd probably prefer Crucial to Chronos in terms of reliability.

dwain

I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you … I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you should buy their product, market share, testing, performance etc. Aligned with the fact they are the largest memory manufacturer in the world, and that they plough over $12B back into R&D I know which one I would buy out of that list.



Do you want to come to a conference about why you should invest in my Lemon Farm? You seem pretty easy to convince...

nice find

willyvwade

Do you want to come to a conference about why you should invest in my … Do you want to come to a conference about why you should invest in my Lemon Farm? You seem pretty easy to convince...


Tell us how much you need, what you want the money for and finally what % of the company are you giving?

£10,000 to erect a fence, as a woman keeps coming in and stealing my produce...

69%

willyvwade

£10,000 to erect a fence, as a woman keeps coming in and stealing my … £10,000 to erect a fence, as a woman keeps coming in and stealing my produce...69%



Sounds like sour grapes to me. (_;)

ChinesePate

looks like a very slow drive tbh



Samsung 840 pro is double the price (~£160) for 25% extra performance hardly worth it for an extra £80.

FTCom

nice find



Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage products I think I know considerably more about this product than lemons.

dwain

Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage … Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage products I think I know considerably more about this product than lemons.



Having worked on a Lemon Farm for the last 30 years, I know absolutely Jack about Lemons

dwain

Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage … Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage products I think I know considerably more about this product than lemons.



"Ackshully, I know quite a lot about computery stuff"

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dwain

I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you … I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you should buy their product, market share, testing, performance etc. Aligned with the fact they are the largest memory manufacturer in the world, and that they plough over $12B back into R&D I know which one I would buy out of that list.



Woah woah, let's hold on a second. You went to a presentation hosted by Samsung, and they tried to big up Samsung products? Well, I for one am schocked by this news.

Alright chaps let's play nice.

Alansk1

Woah woah, let's hold on a second. You went to a presentation hosted by … Woah woah, let's hold on a second. You went to a presentation hosted by Samsung, and they tried to big up Samsung products? Well, I for one am schocked by this news.



Yes it was an EMEA event with 2,500 attendee's Samsung were just one of the presenters, others were Intel, Microsoft etc. And yes I do buy their products. When buying a device based on a memory product I do think the majority of people would pick a reasonably priced product manufactured by the market leader. You may disagree, thats your prerogative.

dwain

Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage … Having worked in IT for the last 30 years, principally on storage products I think I know considerably more about this product than lemons.



Did anyone say lemons know more than you?

008

Having worked on a Lemon Farm for the last 30 years, I know absolutely … Having worked on a Lemon Farm for the last 30 years, I know absolutely Jack about Lemons



Wasn't he an actor?
Edited by: "HerWorseHalf" 11th Mar 2014

when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and offer their opinion, why belittle it? regardless of whether you agree or not, a experienced opinion can be useful and should be appreciated, not mocked.

really says a lot about the character of some of the people posting on this thread.


for what its worth, thanks for your input dwain.

elbs

when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and … when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and offer their opinion, why belittle it? regardless of whether you agree or not, a experienced opinion can be useful and should be appreciated, not mocked.really says a lot about the character of some of the people posting on this thread.for what its worth, thanks for your input dwain.


I, personally, have experience in all fields, and every single one of my opinions should be appreciated. Actually, applauded. No, in fact, worshipped, with your wives as offerings, in skimpy dress and oiled up.

I WAS tempted, until I saw I'd be giving money to Aria!

elbs

when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and … when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and offer their opinion, why belittle it? regardless of whether you agree or not, a experienced opinion can be useful and should be appreciated, not mocked.really says a lot about the character of some of the people posting on this thread.for what its worth, thanks for your input dwain.



U misd an apostrophe

Where did their NAND came from? TOSHIBA?

dwain

Yes it was an EMEA event with 2,500 attendee's Samsung were just one of … Yes it was an EMEA event with 2,500 attendee's Samsung were just one of the presenters, others were Intel, Microsoft etc. And yes I do buy their products. When buying a device based on a memory product I do think the majority of people would pick a reasonably priced product manufactured by the market leader. You may disagree, thats your prerogative.



I don't disagree at all that Samsung is the industry leader, nor do I disagree that their SSD's are one if not the best on the market. My point is, a vendor giving a presentation is obviously going to give you their best pitch. I work in networking and I've been to hundreds of vendor presentations. Each company has their own pitch and why they're better than the competition, even giving you exact slides on why/how they beat the competition.

That's the only reason I made a sarcastic comment on your original post, because yes, Samsung are obviously going to try and impress you when giving a presentation. And this is regardless of if the presentation is true or false, which I believe it probably was all true as as you rightly said, Samsung are one of the leaders if not the leader in that field.

I'm not trying to belittle your comment and I think an industry insight is a great thing to have here, especially with the merky areas of SSD's where there's a back in forth over what's practical, pricing and the performance seen vs actual technical performance. If you'd of said "I went to a convention with many different vendors and even with twenty years industry experience, Samsung impressed me the most with their business model and I think they're the company to get behind", I would have said "thanks for the insight Sir", and moved on with my day. The way you phrased it made it seem like Samsung hosted the event themselves so would obviously impress someone as there would have have been no other vendors there if that were the case.

TLDR; Good insight, the phrasing brought me to believe the situation was different than what it was, carry on with the good work and industry insight.

every ocz ssd failed that's why they are bankrupt.which is a shame as they almost singlehandedly brought them to the consumer.

i think war on solid state drives are in full swing now.. soon, i would be replacing all my laptops to ssd

dwain

I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you … I attended a presentation by Samsung last week, they described why you should buy their product, market share, testing, performance etc. Aligned with the fact they are the largest memory manufacturer in the world, and that they plough over $12B back into R&D I know which one I would buy out of that list.



I prefer to go off impartial advice, personal experience or experience of someone I know and trust the judgment of to taking the word of the manufacturer.

Figures can be manipulated, as can the target audience...

elbs

when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and … when someone says they may have some experience in a particular field and offer their opinion, why belittle it? regardless of whether you agree or not, a experienced opinion can be useful and should be appreciated, not mocked.really says a lot about the character of some of the people posting on this thread.for what its worth, thanks for your input dwain.



Dwain made all too common mistake elbs...he went straight into the fact that he'd been to a conference where Samsung marketed to him the benefits of buying Samsung. So in the first instance that's not sharing personal experience; that's akin to going to a launch party for the Apple Iphone 6 and coming out stating you've been convinced to buy the next iphone.

His second mistake is quoting 30 years of IT experience, principally with storage products; quoting that to a bunch of strangers who don't know you and already suspect you can be "steered" into accepting the word of marketing spin as gospel.

The best angle would have been to provide some stats or details of personal experience. Someone working within that kind of field for 30 years must surely be able to provide insight into device / brand reliability and real world performance surely?.

false prophet

every ocz ssd failed that's why they are bankrupt.which is a shame as … every ocz ssd failed that's why they are bankrupt.which is a shame as they almost singlehandedly brought them to the consumer.



Mine hasn't!

That'll be 30 years of scintillating conversation over the dinner table...

HerWorseHalf

Wasn't he an actor?



Glad someone got it!

DAZZ2000

Dwain made all too common mistake elbs...he went straight into the fact … Dwain made all too common mistake elbs...he went straight into the fact that he'd been to a conference where Samsung marketed to him the benefits of buying Samsung. So in the first instance that's not sharing personal experience; that's akin to going to a launch party for the Apple Iphone 6 and coming out stating you've been convinced to buy the next iphone.His second mistake is quoting 30 years of IT experience, principally with storage products; quoting that to a bunch of strangers who don't know you and already suspect you can be "steered" into accepting the word of marketing spin as gospel.The best angle would have been to provide some stats or details of personal experience. Someone working within that kind of field for 30 years must surely be able to provide insight into device / brand reliability and real world performance surely?.



I agree to some of that, so everyone knows that I have worked with Lemons for 30+ years... here is a former employee with the one I gave her 30 years ago and one I gave her last week instead of a "golden handshake" for 30 years service...

http://s22.postimg.org/k2rxf31ep/JNL2_giant_lemon1_03_15_13.jpg

Children, can you try to keep the noise down?

Some of us are trying to sleep.

Only 3700 IOPS @ QD=1 (4K Random Read) For those who care :-)

Explanation: 4K Random Reads (which are the best measure of day to day performance, as (unless you are using very large files) most files are not stored sequentially) at a Queue Depth of 1 file at a time (QD=1).

This gives the best measure of Raw SSD performance (for comparison Samsung's 840 EVO scores about 10,000 4K IOPS (=approx 40MB/s) @ QD=1, whereas this SSD (3700 IOPS) does about 14.8MB/s
Edited by: "djbe" 11th Mar 2014
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