CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
SanDiskSDSSDHII-240G-G25
 $134 

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

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187. Memory: SanDisk 19nm TLC. Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,810 user samples
7,130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 133GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 68% 87GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 161st / 956
16,680 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 223GB free
Worst Bench: 55% 158GB free (System drive)
Poor: 55% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 311th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.4 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
80.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
426 MB/s 446 MB/s +5%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
412 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
362 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
27.6 MB/s 28.8 MB/s +4%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
90.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+20%
75.2 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+35%
248 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
39.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+11%
35.3 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
342 MB/s Hugely faster sustained write speed.
+95%
175 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
470 MB/s 498 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+6%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
467 MB/s 469 MB/s +0%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
33.3 MB/s 39.3 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+18%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
125 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+5%
119 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
380 MB/s Slightly faster peak mixed IO speed.
+10%
346 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.8 MB/s 49.7 MB/s +2%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
444 MB/s Hugely faster peak sustained write speed.
+85%
240 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,977,448 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+90%
Value
Value For Money
72.8 % 98.1 % Much better value.
+35%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % +3% 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $70 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
43 Months Slightly more recent.
+9%
47 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
378 MB/s 389 MB/s +3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
358 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+17%
307 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,234 Pts +2% 1,208 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
256 MB/s +1% 253 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
305 MB/s 318 MB/s +4%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
291 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+19%
245 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
209 MB/s +1% 206 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 Sandisk Ultra II sits above Sandisk's Ultra Plus and below their Extreme Pro. The Ultra Plus would probably have been phased out completely were it not for its continued success within budget space. The Ultra II is the first Sandisk drive to utilize cheaper (and slower) TLC NAND. Similarly to the Extreme Pro, the Ultra II utilizes an nCache which operates a portion of the NAND in simulated SLC mode. This strategy also matches the one employed by Samsung's now 14 months old Evo. Comparing the Ultra II and Evo shows broad performance equivalence which given the Ultra II's 15% price discount makes it the better choice today. That said it's probably worth waiting for the release of the 850 Evo which will pack another 14 months of Samsung's market leading R&D and will probably steal the show. [Sep '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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