How good are Mushkin SSDs?

Elixer

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These days, they all pretty much use the same controllers, except for the ones that can make them themselves (Sammy & Toshiba).
What varies is the NAND choice & the tweaks they do to the firmware.

Which specific Mushkin SSD you looking at?
 

VirtualLarry

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I have a failed Chronos Deluxe. BIOS won't see it. Think that the recovery tool would work on mine, or is it hardcore toast? It died in around a month after I got it. Cost me over $200. :(
 

master_shake_

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afaik it's a recovery tool and it updates the firmware.

pm'ed you it.

i'm pretty sure that was it.
 

VirtualLarry

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Neither of those tools worked. Thanks anyways. It must be really dead. (No detection at all.)

Edit: Or that tool doesn't work in Win10 1607 64-bit. Maybe I should try to find an XP PC to try it out on.
 
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XiandreX

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I bought a Mushkin 256gb back in 2012, used it for a while and migrated it to my Mom's PC.
It has never so much as given a single error or anything, so in my limited experience its a solid drive
 

davidthemaster3

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I've got a 2 1Tb mushkin reactors in two different pcs (one is an OS drive, the other a data drive).
It's great, faster than my old 256gb crucial m4 and very cheap per GB ... we Canadians can regularly get it for 250$ cad (188$ USD) on newegg's ebay page.
I can't tell the difference in performance between this ans a 500gb Samsung 850 EVO.
 

BonzaiDuck

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Specs are good on them , putting them in a new build this weekend.

I think, when I wanted an SSD to be center of my storage spotlight back in 2014, I was so inclined to the 840 Pro by Samsung that I wouldn't consider anything else. But the specs on 500GB to 1TB drives fall within a narrow range of read and write performance specs for several manufactures of SSDs.

Although one poster had a firmware problem with a Mushkin, I have a couple of the smaller Chronos drives in use and they seem just fine.

Leaning the other way for the last system I built and the one in progress, I've also found these ADATA SP550 SSD drives to meet expectations:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1987&cm_re=ADATA_SP550-_-20-211-987-_-Product

I've not had a problem with those nor the Mushkins. I must be fairly lucky for having bought two or three of the ADATA drives, though. The customer-reviews show too much of "DOA" and "failed after X months."