SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,068 user samples
21,101 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% 161GB free
Worst Bench: 69% 13GB free
Poor: 69% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 848
3,967 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% 129GB free
Worst Bench: 61% 9GB free
Poor: 61% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 157th / 848
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
99 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
82 % -21%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
505 MB/s +1% 500 MB/s -1%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
441 MB/s Faster write speed.
+20%
367 MB/s -20%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
32.8 MB/s Faster random read.
+24%
26.4 MB/s -24%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
89.7 MB/s Faster random write.
+28%
69.9 MB/s -28%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
460 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+24%
372 MB/s -24%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
33.8 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+43%
23.6 MB/s -43%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
530 MB/s +0% 528 MB/s -0%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
502 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+26%
399 MB/s -26%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.1 MB/s Faster peak random read.
+26%
33.4 MB/s -26%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
130 MB/s Faster peak random write.
+25%
104 MB/s -25%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
514 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+24%
415 MB/s -24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
50.3 MB/s Much faster peak random mixed IO.
+45%
34.8 MB/s -45%
Market Share
Based on 2,636,844 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
0.3 % -400%
Value
Value For Money
72.9 % Better value.
+29%
56.4 % -29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % Much more popular.
+34%
68 % -34%
Price
Price (score)
$146 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$156 -6%
Age
Newest
33 Months -18% 27 Months More recent.
+18%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
383 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue read.
+8%
356 MB/s -8%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
342 MB/s Faster peak deep queue write.
+23%
279 MB/s -23%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1259 Pts Slightly stronger server IO.
+15%
1,096 Pts -15%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
165 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+148%
66.6 MB/s -148%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
198 MB/s Faster deep queue read.
+19%
167 MB/s -19%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
219 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+30%
169 MB/s -30%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
85.3 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+104%
41.8 MB/s -104%
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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