SanDiskSDSSDXPS-240G
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Marvell 88SS9187-BLD2. Flash Memory: SanDisk 19nm eX2 ABL MLC. Release date: Q2 2014.

 $134 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 12,142 user samples
5,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 202GB free
Worst Bench: 64% 46GB free (System drive)
Poor: 64% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 193rd / 956
7,130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% 133GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 68% 87GB free (System drive)
Poor: 68% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 161st / 956
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
89.6 % 94.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
477 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+12%
426 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
422 MB/s +2% 412 MB/s
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
28.5 MB/s +3% 27.6 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
77.5 MB/s 90.2 MB/s Faster random write.
+16%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
365 MB/s Slightly faster mixed IO speed.
+9%
336 MB/s
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
26.7 MB/s 39.3 MB/s Much faster random mixed IO.
+47%
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
364 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+6%
342 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
515 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
493 MB/s Slightly faster peak write speed.
+6%
467 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
36 MB/s Slightly faster peak random read.
+8%
33.3 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
114 MB/s 125 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+10%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
485 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+28%
380 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
41.4 MB/s 48.8 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+18%
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
473 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+7%
444 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 7,979,188 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.12 %
Value
Value For Money
68.9 % 72.8 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 66 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$129 +4% $134
Age
Newest
50 Months 43 Months Slightly more recent.
+14%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
377 MB/s 378 MB/s +0%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
336 MB/s 358 MB/s Slightly faster peak deep queue write.
+7%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,213 Pts 1,234 Pts +2%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
163 MB/s 256 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+57%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
232 MB/s 305 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+31%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
230 MB/s 291 MB/s Faster deep queue write.
+27%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
82.6 MB/s 209 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+153%
Capacity
Capacity
240GB 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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