HyperXSHSS37A/240G
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Phison PS3110. NAND Memory: Toshiba A19 MLC

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,533 user samples
14,036 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% 158GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 172GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 213th / 921
7,497 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% 106GB free
Worst Bench: 59% 0GB free
Poor: 59% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 220th / 921
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
82.1 % +0% 81.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
497 MB/s 498 MB/s +0%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
444 MB/s Faster write speed.
+21%
366 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
24.8 MB/s 26.5 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+7%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
72.1 MB/s +3% 69.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
466 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+26%
371 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
12.6 MB/s 23.5 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+87%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
525 MB/s 527 MB/s +0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
508 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+27%
399 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
31.7 MB/s 32.3 MB/s +2%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
107 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
97 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
512 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
415 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
14.2 MB/s 33.6 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+137%
Market Share
Based on 6,466,514 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % Much higher market share.
+55%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
68.9 % Slightly better value.
+9%
63.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 68 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$115 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
$134
Age
Newest
36 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
39 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
350 MB/s 352 MB/s +1%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
342 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+25%
273 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,166 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+8%
1,075 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
62.3 MB/s 66.7 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+7%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
184 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+12%
165 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
212 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+25%
169 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
20.5 MB/s 40.7 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+99%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 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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