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


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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 15,459 user samples
4,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 184GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 161st / 850
11,350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% 79GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 35GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 182nd / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82 % +2% 80.6 % -2%
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s +2% 495 MB/s -2%
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
365 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
323 MB/s -13%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.6 MB/s +4% 25.5 MB/s -4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
69.4 MB/s -20% 83 MB/s Faster random write.
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
375 MB/s +2% 368 MB/s -2%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
23.3 MB/s -4% 24.2 MB/s +4%
Peak Sequential Read Speed
528 MB/s +1% 522 MB/s -1%
Peak Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
331 MB/s -21%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
31.2 MB/s -6%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
102 MB/s -21% 123 MB/s Faster peak random write.
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
416 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
396 MB/s -5%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.3 MB/s +2% 33.5 MB/s -2%
Market Share
Based on 2,813,985 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % -113% 0.66 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
56.4 % -25% 70.5 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % Slightly more popular.
63 % -6%
Price (score)
$156 -26% $116 Cheaper.
28 Months More recent.
35 Months -20%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
360 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
218 MB/s -65%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
279 MB/s -9% 305 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,100 Pts Stronger server IO.
919 Pts -20%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.5 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
51.4 MB/s -29%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
169 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
119 MB/s -42%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
168 MB/s -18% 199 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
39.9 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
34.6 MB/s -15%
250GB 256GB

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]


The Crucial MX100 is the first 16nm SSD to date. Aside from NAND, the MX100 shares the same hardware as its more expensive sibling, the M550. Comparing the MX100 and M550 shows that the two drives have similar read speeds but that the MX100 lags by nearly 50% at writing. The newer 16nm NAND reduces costs and accordingly the MX100 is the cheapest SSD (per GB) to date. In terms of performance the MX100 is a compromise which may or may not be worth making depending on individual circumstances. For typical desktop use including email, office documents and web browsing the MX100 is a great choice but power users should look elsewhere. Comparing the 250GB 840 EVO and 256GB MX100 shows that for a marginal premium, the Evo offers better write speeds. (Note: at 500GB they are more evenly matched) [Jun '14 SSDrivePro]


Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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