SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1

Controller: Samsung 3-core MDX. Flash Memory: Samsung 21nm Toggle Mode MLC.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 21,018 user samples
16,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% 24GB free
Worst Bench: 54% 132GB free
Poor: 54% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 146th / 859
4,846 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 66GB free
Worst Bench: 57% 22GB free
Poor: 57% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 859
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
83.1 % +0% 83 % -0%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
487 MB/s -3% 500 MB/s +3%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
356 MB/s -2% 362 MB/s +2%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.8 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+8%
26.7 MB/s -8%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
78.4 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+10%
71.5 MB/s -10%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
388 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+5%
369 MB/s -5%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
22 MB/s -10% 24.2 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+10%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
524 MB/s -1% 527 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
492 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+23%
399 MB/s -23%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36.4 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+10%
33 MB/s -10%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
117 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+14%
103 MB/s -14%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
508 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+22%
416 MB/s -22%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.6 MB/s -20% 34.4 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 3,862,640 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+160%
0.3 % -160%
Value
Value For Money
43.8 % -30% 57.1 % Much better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -5% 67 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$228 -32% $156 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
59 Months -46% 32 Months Much more recent.
+46%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
373 MB/s +4% 358 MB/s -4%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
318 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+14%
278 MB/s -14%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,194 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
1,097 Pts -9%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
88.8 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+33%
66.8 MB/s -33%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
194 MB/s +4% 187 MB/s -4%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
183 MB/s +3% 178 MB/s -3%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
52.2 MB/s Faster deep queue mixed IO.
+24%
42.1 MB/s -24%
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 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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