CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
 $134 

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,372 user samples
6,604 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 77GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 203GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 150th / 873
9,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% 40GB free
Worst Bench: 51% 155GB free
Poor: 51% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 366th / 873
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.3 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
68.2 % -22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
504 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
464 MB/s -9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
370 MB/s Faster write speed.
+24%
299 MB/s -24%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.9 MB/s Faster random read.
+18%
22.8 MB/s -18%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
70.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+21%
57.9 MB/s -21%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
378 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+22%
310 MB/s -22%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+44%
16.7 MB/s -44%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
528 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+9%
485 MB/s -9%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+18%
338 MB/s -18%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+20%
27.7 MB/s -20%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
102 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
81.7 MB/s -25%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
416 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
339 MB/s -23%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
34.2 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+41%
24.3 MB/s -41%
Market Share
Based on 4,776,024 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % -261% 0.83 % Hugely higher market share.
+261%
Value
Value For Money
64.3 % -19% 76.7 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % +3% 66 % -3%
Price
Price (score)
$134 -34% $89 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
35 Months -49% 18 Months Much more recent.
+49%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
359 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+56%
230 MB/s -56%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
280 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+28%
219 MB/s -28%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,100 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+37%
800 Pts -37%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.7 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+66%
40.2 MB/s -66%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
181 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+46%
124 MB/s -46%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
176 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+30%
135 MB/s -30%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
41.7 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+72%
24.2 MB/s -72%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 275GB
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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 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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