SamsungMZ-V6E250BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134
 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,905 user samples
90,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 231% 198GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 131% 55GB free
Poor: 131% Great: 231%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 956
7,131 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 233GB free
Worst Bench: 63% 149GB free (System drive)
Poor: 63% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
199 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+111%
94.1 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
1779 MB/s Hugely faster read speed.
+318%
426 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
1300 MB/s Hugely faster write speed.
+218%
409 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
43.7 MB/s Much faster random read.
+58%
27.7 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
141 MB/s Much faster random write.
+59%
88.8 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
563 MB/s Much faster mixed IO speed.
+67%
337 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
52.2 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+33%
39.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
370 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+9%
341 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
2151 MB/s Hugely faster peak read speed.
+356%
472 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
1512 MB/s Hugely faster peak write speed.
+224%
467 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
54.1 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+63%
33.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
193 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+57%
123 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
719 MB/s Hugely faster peak mixed IO speed.
+89%
381 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
62.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+29%
48.6 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
476 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
449 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 8,643,197 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.84 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,214%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
200 % Hugely better value.
+175%
72.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % +2% 66 %
Price
Price (score)
$94 Cheaper.
+30%
$134
Age
Newest
22+ Months Much more recent.
+50%
44 Months
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
1186 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue read.
+214%
378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
1261 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue write.
+251%
359 MB/s
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
3,783 Pts Hugely stronger server IO.
+207%
1,233 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
888 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+246%
257 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
979 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue read.
+222%
304 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
922 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue write.
+214%
294 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
676 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+225%
208 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
250GB 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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