CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
 $134 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC. Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 74,080 user samples
7,348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 20GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 168th / 956
66,732 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% 121GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 48GB free (System drive)
Poor: 60% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 166th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94 % 94.3 % +0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
426 MB/s 463 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
411 MB/s 413 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.6 MB/s 38.1 MB/s Much faster random read.
+38%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
88 MB/s 89 MB/s +1%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
337 MB/s 342 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39 MB/s 47.6 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
341 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+98%
172 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
472 MB/s 507 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
468 MB/s 487 MB/s +4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s 46.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+40%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
124 MB/s +2% 121 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
381 MB/s 410 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+8%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s 59.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+22%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
452 MB/s Much faster peak sustained write speed.
+54%
294 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,546,251 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 1.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+750%
Value
Value For Money
72.5 % Much better value.
+38%
52.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 Much cheaper.
+35%
$207
Age
Newest
44 Months More recent.
+29%
62 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
379 MB/s 383 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
359 MB/s +2% 353 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,235 Pts 1,265 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
257 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+8%
237 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
307 MB/s 329 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+7%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
294 MB/s 300 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
208 MB/s +3% 201 MB/s
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 Evo is remarkable in that, like the Sandisk Extreme II, it features a second level cache. For the 250 GB Evo this consists of a 3 GB Turbowrite cache (TWC) which is a block of high speed Flash Memory. When the TWC is exhausted write speeds drop by approximately 50% but that won't often happen under typical consumer workloads. In terms of raw performance, even with its cache, the Evo still isn't the fastest drive. With a real world speed index reading of 439 MB/s the EVO is however, within reach of the two speed leaders (Vector and 850 Pro). At a price point of $130 the Evo is around 30% cheaper making it the best value for money SSDs I have seen in 2014. Comparing the Evo and the Sandisk Ultra Plus shows that the Evo is the winner but the Sandisk may be a viable alternative thanks to its cache-free, and therefore more consistent performance during extended writes. [Aug '14 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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