SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $134 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,736 user samples
46,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 132GB free
Worst Bench: 78% 107GB free (System drive)
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 956
7,415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 149GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 168th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
93.7 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
475 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
426 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
417 MB/s +1% 411 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.1 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
27.5 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
97 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+11%
87.3 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
340 MB/s +1% 337 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.3 MB/s Faster random mixed IO.
+17%
38.8 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
364 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+7%
340 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
517 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
471 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
490 MB/s +5% 468 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+34%
33.1 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+6%
123 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
382 MB/s +1% 380 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
58.5 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+21%
48.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
480 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
453 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,554,617 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+482%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
82.6 % Slightly better value.
+14%
72.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % Much more popular.
+44%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$134 $134 +0%
Age
Newest
50 Months 44 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +3% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
354 MB/s 359 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,280 Pts +4% 1,232 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
358 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+39%
257 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
344 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+12%
308 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
305 MB/s +4% 294 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
303 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+44%
210 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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