CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT240M500SSD1
 $134 

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,752 user samples
8,006 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% 133GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 63% 77GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 216th / 955
10,746 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% 94GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 51GB free (System drive)
Poor: 54% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 369th / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
86.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
75.2 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
436 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
384 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+47%
261 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+21%
22.4 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.6 MB/s 82.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+8%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
356 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+16%
306 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.6 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+5%
28.1 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
332 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+88%
177 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
527 MB/s +5% 502 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
464 MB/s Much faster peak write speed.
+69%
275 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.9 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+21%
27.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s 121 MB/s +2%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
415 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+18%
351 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.4 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
39 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
444 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+67%
266 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,569,776 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.17 % Much higher market share.
+70%
Value
Value For Money
66.5 % 82.8 % Better value.
+25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $80 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
42 Months Much more recent.
+34%
64 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
376 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+14%
330 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
344 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+30%
264 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,215 Pts Stronger server IO.
+18%
1,026 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
255 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+36%
187 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
218 MB/s 249 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+14%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s 222 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s 115 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue mixed IO.
+10%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 240GB
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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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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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 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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