CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
HyperXSHSS37A/240G
 $134 

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

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,161 user samples
8,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 20GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 0GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 226th / 927
14,472 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% 135GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 222GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 222nd / 927
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.8 % 82 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
502 MB/s +1% 496 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
366 MB/s 445 MB/s Faster write speed.
+22%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
26.4 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
24.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
68.3 MB/s 71.9 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+5%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
374 MB/s 465 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
23.6 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+86%
12.7 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
527 MB/s +0% 525 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
399 MB/s 508 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+27%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
32.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+5%
31.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
96.3 MB/s 105 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+9%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
416 MB/s 512 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.7 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+139%
14.1 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 6,826,358 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0.27 % Much higher market share.
+69%
Value
Value For Money
63.1 % 66.6 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % +1% 67 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $120 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
Age
Newest
40 Months 37 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
353 MB/s +2% 345 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
271 MB/s 339 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+25%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,075 Pts 1,152 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+7%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.5 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+6%
62.6 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
171 MB/s 181 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+6%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
166 MB/s 209 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+26%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.6 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+85%
22 MB/s
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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The 240GB Kingston HyperX Savage sports a Phison PS3110 controller. This marks a welcome departure from Kingston's use of Sandforce 2281 controllers and for the first time in years gives Kinston a shot at competing in the enthusiast/performance segment of the SSD market. Comparing the HyperX Savage and Fury shows that the new Phision controller has an effective speed that is around 40% faster than the Sandforce based Fury. But then comparing the similarly priced OCZ Vertex 460a and Savage shows that, although the overall effective speeds are similar, the Vertex has three times faster 4K Mixed IO speeds. The HyperX Savage is very good for typical consumer use but power users with more demanding I/O loads should probably look elsewhere. [Jun '15 SSDrivePro]

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