SamsungMZ-7PD256BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

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

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 29,928 user samples
22,431 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% 182GB free
Worst Bench: 56% 41GB free
Poor: 56% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 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
83 % +1% 81.8 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
493 MB/s 498 MB/s +1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
362 MB/s 366 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.2 MB/s Slightly faster random read.
+6%
26.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
75.7 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+9%
69.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
393 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
371 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
21.8 MB/s 23.5 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+8%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
523 MB/s 527 MB/s +1%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
494 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+24%
399 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
35.8 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+11%
32.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
111 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+14%
97 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
509 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+23%
415 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
28.4 MB/s 33.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+18%
Market Share
Based on 6,466,514 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+105%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
35.6 % 63.1 % Much better value.
+77%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$300 $134 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
66 Months 39 Months Much more recent.
+41%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
365 MB/s +4% 352 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
317 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+16%
273 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,174 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+9%
1,075 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
89.7 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+34%
66.7 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
193 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+17%
165 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
184 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+9%
169 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
53.3 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+31%
40.7 MB/s
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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