CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
CrucialCT250MX500SSD1
 $134 

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

Controller: Silicon Motion SM2258. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 10,964 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: 217th / 955
2,958 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% 84GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 74% 75GB free (System drive)
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 138th / 955
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
86.3 % 105 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 473 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
384 MB/s 412 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.1 MB/s 34.5 MB/s Faster random read.
+27%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
76.6 MB/s 86.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+13%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
356 MB/s 405 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+14%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
29.6 MB/s 47.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+60%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
332 MB/s 367 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+11%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
527 MB/s +3% 514 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
464 MB/s 466 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.9 MB/s 42.7 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+30%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
119 MB/s 120 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
415 MB/s 450 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
47.4 MB/s 59.4 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+25%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
444 MB/s 458 MB/s +3%
Market Share
Based on 7,585,287 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+450%
Value
Value For Money
66.5 % 139 % Hugely better value.
+109%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 73 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$134 $65 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
42 Months 7 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
376 MB/s 385 MB/s +2%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
344 MB/s 354 MB/s +3%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,215 Pts 1,258 Pts +4%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
255 MB/s 278 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+9%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
218 MB/s 339 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+56%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
210 MB/s 305 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+45%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
105 MB/s 242 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+130%
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 MX500 is Crucial’s current flagship consumer SATA SSD featuring their latest second generation 64-layer 3D TLC NAND. It’s available in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities in a 2.5-inch form factor. All but the 2 TB version will also be available in M.2 (2280) form in the future. The MX500 features a Silicon Motion SM2258 controller which is a change from the Marvell 88SS1074 controller featured in the MX300 (it’s nearly two year old predecessor). Performance is around 30% better than on the MX300 which currently retails at the same price. The MX500 has an SLC cache which increases with drive capacity. Consequently, the larger capacities are better able to sustain high sequential write speeds. The 250 GB version has 250MB of SLC cache, the 500 GB has 512 MB, the 1 TB has 1 GB and the 2 TB has 2 GB. Extended sustained write performance tests show that even though speed does drop off after the cache has been exhausted, it is still maintained at very respectable levels. The MX500’s five year warranty is in line with Samsung’s 850 Evo and exceeds it in terms of endurance (just 75 TBW for the 250 GB 850 Evo versus 100 TBW for the 250 GB MX500). It doesn’t quite match up to the Samsung’s 850 Evo’s performance (effective speed 8% slower), however at current prices it is about 20% cheaper, and on balance offers better value for money. [Mar '18 SSDrivePro]

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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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