SamsungMZ-7TE250BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1

Controller: Samsung 3 Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 19nm Toggle Mode TLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,364 user samples
35,247 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% 151GB free
Worst Bench: 58% 150GB free
Poor: 58% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 177th / 850
4,117 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 63GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 184GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 158th / 850
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
81.1 % -2% 82.3 % +2%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
487 MB/s -4% 505 MB/s +4%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
321 MB/s -14% 366 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+14%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
37.5 MB/s Much faster random read.
+41%
26.6 MB/s -41%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
60.6 MB/s -16% 70.3 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
331 MB/s -13% 373 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+13%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.3 MB/s -9% 23.3 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+9%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
511 MB/s -3% 528 MB/s +3%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
352 MB/s -13% 399 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+13%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
46.2 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+39%
33.2 MB/s -39%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
84.4 MB/s -21% 102 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+21%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s -16% 415 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+16%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
27.8 MB/s -23% 34.2 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 2,859,716 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.42 % Hugely higher market share.
+908%
0.24 % -908%
Value
Value For Money
58 % +2% 56.6 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % -2% 66 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$148 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
$156 -5%
Age
Newest
46 Months -39% 28 Months Much more recent.
+39%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
368 MB/s +3% 359 MB/s -3%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
241 MB/s -15% 278 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+15%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,074 Pts -2% 1,098 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
84.3 MB/s Faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+27%
66.5 MB/s -27%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
193 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+13%
171 MB/s -13%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
161 MB/s -6% 171 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+6%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
50.1 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+28%
39.1 MB/s -28%
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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