CrucialCT240M500SSD1
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Flash Memory: Micron Synchronous 20nm MLC.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,089 user samples
10,488 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% 122GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 49GB free
Poor: 55% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 305th / 885
6,601 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 80GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 142GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 184th / 885
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
72.7 % 82.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s 497 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
263 MB/s 365 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+39%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
21.1 MB/s 26.4 MB/s Faster random read.
+25%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
71.8 MB/s +3% 69.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s 373 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.2 MB/s 23.7 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+12%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
503 MB/s 527 MB/s +5%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
274 MB/s 399 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+46%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
26.7 MB/s 32.6 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+22%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+15%
99.5 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
353 MB/s 416 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.6 MB/s 33.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 5,614,018 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.27 % Much higher market share.
+42%
0.19 %
Value
Value For Money
49.9 % 63.3 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$150 $134 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
Age
Newest
59 Months 37 Months Much more recent.
+37%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
316 MB/s 351 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+11%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
259 MB/s 276 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+7%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
992 Pts 1,080 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
53.1 MB/s 66.8 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+26%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
180 MB/s +1% 178 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
184 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+7%
172 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
38.3 MB/s 40.4 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+5%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 250GB
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We had high expectations for the Crucial M500. Crucial have a long history of producing outstanding Solid State drives. Both the RealSSD 300 and the M4, three and two years old, were almost legendary in terms of reliability and performance. The M500 falls far short of our expectations. The drive is relatively cheap and as such we were expecting to compromise on performance but the M500 just falls too far short. With a Real World Performance of 377.5 MBps which is in the bottom 40% and an AS-SSD score of 901 points (50th percentile) the M500 demonstrates relatively weak real world and average server performance. The M500 is competing with the Sandisk Ultra which manages to squeeze out significantly more performance despite sitting in the same price bracket. [Jun '13 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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2018 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our 2.5" and M.2 SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed for both SATA and NVMe drives based on real world performance then adjust by current prices per GB to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. [SSDrivePro]

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