CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2246EN. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 14,357 user samples
8,405 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 232GB free
Poor: 64% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 862
5,952 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 47GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 97GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 862
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
85.1 % +3% 83 % -3%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
501 MB/s -1% 504 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
354 MB/s -3% 366 MB/s +3%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
25.3 MB/s -6% 26.9 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
80 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
70.9 MB/s -13%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
409 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+8%
377 MB/s -8%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.7 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+16%
23.8 MB/s -16%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s -1% 527 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
371 MB/s -8% 399 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
30.8 MB/s -7% 32.9 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
115 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+16%
99.4 MB/s -16%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
432 MB/s +4% 415 MB/s -4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
38 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+12%
34 MB/s -12%
Market Share
Based on 4,418,747 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.36 % Much higher market share.
+44%
0.25 % -44%
Value
Value For Money
58.8 % Much better value.
+47%
40.1 % -47%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % -10% 68 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$155 Much cheaper.
+38%
$250 -38%
Age
Newest
34 Months 0% 34 Months 0%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
278 MB/s -28% 357 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+28%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
314 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+13%
279 MB/s -13%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,016 Pts -8% 1,092 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
72.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
66.7 MB/s -8%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
161 MB/s -11% 179 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+11%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+19%
176 MB/s -19%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
48.1 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+15%
41.7 MB/s -15%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 250GB Crucial BX100 SSD is the value orientated variant of Crucial's M range of SSDs. The BX100 uses the same NAND as its premium MX200 sibling but the BX100 uses a Silicon Motion controller as opposed to the Marvel controller found in the MX range. Feature wise the BX100 is missing SLC caching and there is no hardware encryption (so security frameworks such as windows Bitlocker will operate less efficiently). In terms of I/O performance the BX100 looks promising. Comparing the BX100 and MX100 shows that the newer BX100 may be faster than its predecessor but as yet there are insufficient user benchmarks to draw any definitive conclusions. The BX100 has only just started hitting the shelves so there's plenty of room for price reductions from its already reasonable price tag. I will revisit this review when I have more performance data for the BX100. [Jan '15 SSDrivePro]

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The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 SSDrivePro]

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