SamsungMZ-75E250B
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 157,064 user samples
152,308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 28GB free
Worst Bench: 71% 131GB free
Poor: 71% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 857
4,756 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% 83GB free
Worst Bench: 60% 167GB free
Poor: 60% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 140th / 857
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
94.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
83.7 % -13%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
496 MB/s -2% 505 MB/s +2%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
393 MB/s Slightly faster write speed.
+7%
366 MB/s -7%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
38.3 MB/s Much faster random read.
+41%
27.1 MB/s -41%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.3 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
72 MB/s -7%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
396 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+6%
374 MB/s -6%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.1 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+36%
24.4 MB/s -36%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s -2% 528 MB/s +2%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s +4% 400 MB/s -4%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
47.4 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+43%
33.2 MB/s -43%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
109 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
102 MB/s -7%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
422 MB/s +1% 416 MB/s -1%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
48.5 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+39%
34.8 MB/s -39%
Market Share
Based on 3,531,581 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
9.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,396%
0.27 % -3,396%
Value
Value For Money
91.1 % Much better value.
+58%
57.6 % -58%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
114 % Much more popular.
+68%
68 % -68%
Price
Price (score)
$100 Much cheaper.
+36%
$156 -36%
Age
Newest
32 Months -3% 31 Months +3%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
376 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+5%
357 MB/s -5%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
282 MB/s +2% 277 MB/s -2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,164 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+6%
1,094 Pts -6%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
117 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+75%
66.8 MB/s -75%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
187 MB/s +1% 185 MB/s -1%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
185 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue write.
+5%
176 MB/s -5%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
66.5 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+59%
41.7 MB/s -59%
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 250GB
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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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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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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2017 SSD Rankings.

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