CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT250BX100SSD1
 $134 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,297 user samples
7,497 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 0GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 220th / 921
12,800 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 26GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 142GB free
Poor: 63% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 192nd / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.8 % 83.8 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
498 MB/s 500 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
366 MB/s +3% 356 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
24.9 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.7 MB/s 78.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+12%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
371 MB/s 412 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+11%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
23.5 MB/s 27.1 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+15%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
527 MB/s +1% 524 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+8%
370 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+7%
30.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
97 MB/s 110 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+13%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
415 MB/s 432 MB/s +4%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.6 MB/s 37.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random mixed IO.
+13%
Market Share
Based on 6,466,514 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 0.29 % Much higher market share.
+45%
Value
Value For Money
63.1 % 64.3 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 +1% $135
Age
Newest
39 Months 39 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
352 MB/s Faster peak deep queue read.
+28%
275 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
273 MB/s 311 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+14%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,075 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
1002 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.7 MB/s 72.3 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
165 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+13%
146 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
169 MB/s 195 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+15%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.7 MB/s 47.7 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+17%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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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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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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